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Position Forward
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams New Brunswick Hawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Canada
Born August 19 1958 (1958-08-19) (age 51),
Viking, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 179th overall, 1978
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 1979 – 1987

Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958 in Viking, Alberta) is a retired Canadian professional forward and coach, and current general manager of the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. He is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom made the NHL (Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron).

As a player, Darryl spent five years in the minor leagues, including a year in Japan, where he was rookie of the year. He stands 5 foot 11 inches and his playing weight was 176 pounds. Darryl was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1978 in the 11th round as the 179th pick overall. In his NHL career as a player, he suited up only for the Blackhawks and scored 279 points (161+118) in 406 career regular season games, plus 43 points (24+19) in 51 playoffs games. He was a well-respected, hard working left-winger but was never an all-star and never won the Stanley Cup. His last season as a player was in 1986–87.

On July 12, 2006, Sutter stepped down as the Calgary Flames head coach. He has said that he found it difficult to handle the jobs of both head coach and GM of the Flames. Sutter compiled a 107–73–26 record in two-plus seasons behind the Calgary bench, joining the Flames after head coaching stints in Chicago and San Jose. The Flames promoted Jim Playfair as Sutter's replacement, but after a first-round loss to the Detroit Red Wings in 06/07, Sutter hired Mike Keenan as head coach, with Playfair stepping back into an associate coaching role. Keenan was fired a month after the Flames were eliminated from the 2008-09 NHL playoffs at the hands of the Blackhawks. Spectulation that Sutter will take over as coach has been brewing ever since.

Coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
SAG 1988–89 82 46 26 - 10 102 2nd in East Lost in First Round
IND 1989–90 82 53 21 - 8 114 1st in West Won Turner Cup
CHI 1992–93 84 47 25 12 - 106 1st in Norris Lost in First Round
CHI 1993–94 84 39 36 9 - 87 5th in Central Lost in First Round
CHI 1994–95 48 24 19 5 - 53 3rd in Central Lost in Third Round
SJ 1997–98 82 34 38 11 - 78 4th in Pacific Lost in First Round
SJ 1998–99 82 31 33 18 - 80 4th in Pacific Lost in First Round
SJ 1999–00 82 35 30 10 7 87 4th in Pacific Lost in Second Round
SJ 2000–01 82 40 27 12 3 95 2nd in Pacific Lost in First Round
SJ 2001–02 82 44 27 8 3 99 1st in Pacific Lost in Second Round
SJ 2002–03 24 9 12 2 1 (73) 5th in Pacific (Fired)
CGY 2002–03 46 19 18 8 1 (75) 5th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
CGY 2003–04 82 42 30 7 3 94 3rd in Northwest Lost in Stanley Cup final
CGY 2005–06 82 46 25 - 11 103 1st in Northwest Lost in First Round

External links

  • Darryl Sutter's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Mike Keenan
Head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks
Succeeded by
Craig Hartsburg
Preceded by
Al Sims
Head coach of the San Jose Sharks
Succeeded by
Cap Raeder
Preceded by
Al MacNeil
Head coach of the Calgary Flames
Succeeded by
Jim Playfair
Preceded by
Terry Ruskowski
Chicago Black Hawks/Blackhawks captains
Bob Murray, 1985–86
Succeeded by
Denis Savard
Chicago Blackhawks Head Coaches
Muldoon Stanley Lehman Gardiner Irvin Shaughnessy Tobin Iverson Matheson Gorman Loughlin Stewart Thompson Gottselig Conacher Goodfellow Abel Eddolls Ivan Pilous Reay White Pulford Johnston Magnuson Pulford Tessier Pulford Murdoch Keenan D. Sutter Hartsburg Graham Molleken Pulford Suhonen B. Sutter Yawney Savard
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