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Duane Sutter
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Born March 16, 1960 (1960-03-16) (age 59)
Viking, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Played for NHL
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1979
New York Islanders
Playing career 1979–1990

Duane Sutter (born Duane Calvin Sutter on March 16, 1960) is a Canadian former forward player and former head coach in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is one of the famed six Sutter brothers (Brian, Darryl, Brent, Ron and Rich) to play in the NHL.

As of August 22, 2011, he is a pro scout for the Edmonton Oilers.

Playing CareerEdit

Duane was drafted by the New York Islanders in 1979 in the 1st round and as the 17th pick overall.

During the following season he made his debut for the Islanders, and as a rookie was a key contributor to the Islanders first Stanley Cup championship. Duane (who was dubbed "Dog" by his teammates because he yapped and barked before and during games) also contributed to the ensuing 1981, 1982 and 1983 Stanley Cup championships.

In the 1980–81 season, Duane was joined by his younger brother, Brent on the team and they played together until he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1987.

After the 1983 Stanley Cup win, he had the distinction winning four Stanley Cup championships in his first four seasons of the NHL. He and Brent led all players with 7 and 5 points during the first three games of that series.

He played for the Blackhawks for three seasons, but after the 1989–90 season, he retired from playing.

Coaching CareerEdit

During 1996–98 and 2000–03, Duane was a part of the coaching staff in the Florida Panthers (1996–98 and 2002–03, he was the assistant coach and during 2000–02, he was the head coach).

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1976–77Lethbridge BroncosWCHL10112801115
1976–77Red Deer RustlersAJHL609263576
1977–78Lethbridge BroncosWCHL515619814510
1977–78Red Deer RustlersAJHL594753100218
1978–79Lethbridge BroncosWHL7150751252121911122342
1979–80Lethbridge BroncosWHL2118163474
1979–80New York IslandersNHL56159245521371074
1980–81New York IslandersNHL2371118261231410
1981–82New York IslandersNHL7718355310019551057
1982–83New York IslandersNHL75131932118209122143
1983–84New York IslandersNHL78172340942113448
1984–85New York IslandersNHL781724411741002247
1985–86New York IslandersNHL80203353157300016
1986–87New York IslandersNHL801417311691401126
1987–88Chicago BlackhawksNHL37791670500021
1988–89Chicago BlackhawksNHL7579162141631415
1989–90Chicago BlackhawksNHL72414181562011248
NHL totals 731 139 203 342 1333 161 26 32 58 405

Coaching RecordEdit

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
FLA 2000–01 46 16 20 6 4 (66) 3rd in Southeast Missed playoffs
FLA 2001–02 26 6 15 2 3 (60) 4th in Southeast (fired)
Total 72223587

Personal LifeEdit

Duane's son, Brody is a former forward for the Western Hockey League's Lethbridge Hurricanes, now playing with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL and is a Carolina Hurricanes prospect.