The Carolina Hurricanes announced on Wednesday that they signed center Brody Sutter to a one-year, two-way contract. Sutter, who brings a formidable 6'5 frame with him, notched 12 goals and 25 points in 45 games for the Charlotte Checkers last season.
He played in four games for the Canes last year and will be working toward seeing more time this coming season. Brody is the son of Duane Sutter, of the famous family.
The team's press release follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 15, 2015
HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH BRODY SUTTER
Carolina’s 2011 draft pick made NHL debut in 2014-15
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team agreed to terms with center Brody Sutter on a one-year, two-way contract. The deal will pay Sutter $600,000 at the NHL level, or $85,000 at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in 2015-16.
"Brody played well for Charlotte last season despite missing two months with an injury," said Francis. "He brings a good skill level and is a big body at center ice."
Sutter, 23, completed his third full professional season in 2014-15, scoring 12 goals and earning 13 assists (25 points) in 45 games with Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. The Viking, Alb., native made his NHL debut on Oct. 16 at Madison Square Garden against the NY Rangers, and played in four games with Carolina last season. He missed 26 consecutive AHL games (11/15-1/13) with a lower-body injury, but still finished the season tied for fifth among Checkers skaters in goals (12), and seventh in points (25). The Hurricanes drafted Sutter (6’5", 203 lbs.) in the seventh round, 193rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. He has scored 24 goals and earned 35 assists (59 points) in 141 career AHL regular-season games with Charlotte.