Hurricanes Re-Sign Brett Sutter To One-Year, (Two-Way) Deal

Brett Sutter in action - photo by Jamie Kellner

Checkers Captain will try to make Canes this training camp

The Carolina Hurricanes re-signed Brett Sutter to a one year, two-way contract this week. Sutter served as captain for the Charlotte Checkers for the past two seasons. The forward achieved career highs in goals, (19), assists, (29), and points, (48) this past season.

Sutter will earn $600,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level, with a guaranteed minimum of $250,000.

The team's press release follows:

HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH BRETT SUTTER

Forward agrees to one-year contract

RALEIGH, NCJim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Brett Sutter on a one-year contract. The deal will pay Sutter $600,000 on the NHLlevel or $150,000 on the American Hockey League (AHL) level, with a guarantee of at least $250,000.

Sutter, 26, ranked second among Charlotte Checkers (AHL) skaters in scoring for the 2012-13 season, totaling 48 points (19g, 29a) in 70 games played. The Viking, Alb, native established AHL career highs in goals (19), assists (29) and points (48), serving as Charlotte’s team captain for the second consecutive year. Sutter (6’0", 200 lbs.) led the Checkers with 17 even-strength goals and was tied for the team lead in shorthanded points (3). He also appeared in three games on the NHLlevel with the Hurricanes, totaling four penalty minutes.

Originally selected by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2007 NHLEntry Draft, Sutter has totaled one goal and four assists (5 points) in 37 career NHLgames with the Flames and the Hurricanes. Carolinaacquired Sutter on Nov. 17, 2010, along with Ian White in exchange for Tom Kostopoulos and Anton Babchuk. Sutter has tallied 64 goals and 73 assists (157 points) in 405 career AHL games with QuadCity, Abbotsford and Charlotte.

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