Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brent Sutter

Sent: 2/18/11
Received: 3/18/11
Time: 28 Days
Address: c/o Calgary Flames
Item Sent: 1984-85 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Score Rookie & Traded
Item Received: 1984-85 Topps, 1991-92 Score Canadian, 1991-92 Score Rookie & Traded.  All signed in black Sharpie.

It's my first autograph from the Sutter family!  Six Sutter brothers (and now a couple of their offspring) played in the NHL.  Their NHL lineage gets pretty convoluted with brothers playing with each other, brothers coaching other brothers, brothers trading other brothers... it doesn't end.  Brent is currently the coach of the Calgary Flames.  Earlier this year, his brother Darryl was the team's GM and his son Brandon was a center on the team.  Brent is now the only one left (except for brother Duane, the team's director of player personnel), as Darryl traded Brandon to Carolina shortly before resigning as general manager. Got it?  Didn't think so.  Anyway, Brent had one of the more accomplished careers of the Sutter brothers, winning a couple of Stanley Cups, posting a 100 point season, and becoming captain of the New York Islanders.  He spent the second half of his career as a defensive forward for the Blackhawks.

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