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Brandon Sutter | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
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Brandon Sutter scored against his former team, but the Penguins were smacked 5-2 by the Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Sutter now has 17 goals and 29 points through 72 games, three points shy of his career high he set in 2011-2012 with Carolina. Mar 26 - 10:19 PM

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Brandon Sutter has been a valuable fantasy asset if you play the shorthanded goals category.

Sutter has four which is tied for the NHL lead with Rick Nash and Tyler Toffoli. The third line center has 15 goals and 27 points this season and has three game winners to boot. His fantasy value lies in the shorthanded goals category.
Mar 14 - 9:56 AM

Brandon Sutter had an assist in a 2-1 shootout loss versus Chicago on Sunday.

Sutter has 11 goals and 21 points in 54 contests in 2014-15. He's occasionally served on one of the Penguins' top two lines this season and during those stretches he's been noteworthy from a fantasy perspective. However, he's currently serving as a third liner, which makes it hard for us to recommend him in standard leagues.
Feb 16 - 11:13 AM

Brandon Sutter scored the game-winning goal against his former squad, the Carolina Hurricanes, on Wednesday.

Sutter was sent to Pittsburgh as part of the Carolina Hurricanes' acquisition of Jordan Staal. Carolina didn't have the opportunity to counter with Staal on Wednesday though as he has a lower-body injury. Sutter has eight goals and 15 points in 35 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 1 - 9:27 AM

Brandon Sutter will be in the lineup Saturday night against the Washington Capitals.

The Penguins center will return to the lineup Saturday to face the rival Capitals. Sutter has had a down year so far with just 14 points (seven goals and seven assists) but it looks like he will be centering Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist Saturday which should help him produce at a better rate than his current pace going forward.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Brandon Sutter's test results came back negative for the mumps.

In light of that Sutter has been cleared to come out of isolation. It's not clear if he'll also be available for Saturday's game, but with all the players the Penguins are missing, they could certainly use the help.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Brandon Sutter is being tested for mumps.

He has returned to Pittsburgh, so he didn't attend the Penguins' practice in Florida and he isn't expected to play Monday night. Sutter will go into isolation until the results of his tests come back.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 01:23:00 PM

Brandon Sutter is okay after taking a puck to his face in Friday's game.

Sutter received stitches to his left ear as a Cody Franson slapshot from the point found its way to Sutter's face by the side of the net. Sutter should be fine for Saturday's game against the New York Rangers.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Brandon Sutter scored a goal and added two assists for the Penguins in a' 4-3 shootout win over the Jets on Thursday night.

Sutter's three points give him eight on the season through 12 games so far. The game was testy to say the least, as the teams combined for 102 penalty minutes before Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each connected in the shootout to give Pittsburgh the extra point.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 11:37:00 PM

Brandon Sutter might start the season as the Penguins' second-line center.

That's of course completely dependent on the availability of Evgeni Malkin, which is unclear. Sutter had 13 goals and 26 points in 81 games in 2013-14. If Malkin's undisclosed injury turns out to be a long-term problem, then that will help Sutter from an offensive production perspective. For now though, we can't recommend picking up Sutter in standard leagues.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Brandon Sutter looked to be in top form during Pittsburgh's 3-2 preseason win over Minnesota on Thursday night, notching the opening goal on the power play and burying the overtime winner.

Sutter notched 26 points in 81 games last season, and is still looking to rediscover his scoring touch that developed in the WHL and earned him 40 points in 72 games with the Hurricanes in 2009-10. Simon Despres had two big assists in the Pens' win, while Thomas Vanek and Zach Parise scored for the WIld.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Brandon Sutter isn't sure what to expect from new head coach Mike Johnston.

It's believed the Penguins bench boss wants an up-tempo, puck-possession game. "Hopefully, the system is something the guys will like. I'm sure they will," Sutter said. "[Johnston] seems like a good hockey mind." Johnston has spoken with Sutter on the phone, but they are expected to meet in person this week. Sutter agreed to a two-year extension with the Penguins on Tuesday.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Brandon Sutter has inked a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The two-way center notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games last season. Sutter is a key penalty killer and he contributed three shorthanded markers in 2013-14. His offense improved in the playoffs with five goals and seven points in 13 matches. Sutter fits in nicely on Pittsburgh's third line.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford believes adequate progress is being made in the team's efforts to re-sign center Brandon Sutter.

"The best way to characterize the process is it's moving in the right direction," Rutherford said. "I would suspect by next week we might be able to get something done." The defensive-minded Sutter plays a very important role for Pittsburgh and will due a raise on the $2.7 million he earned last season.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 07:36:00 AM

Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford says he plans to re-sign restricted free agent Brandon Sutter and isn't worried about it.

"I'm not concerned at all about signing Sutter," Rutherford said. "Honestly, I'm not concerned about any of the restricted guys. At some point, we'll have them signed." Sutter is the biggest name among the Pens' restricted free agents, a list that also includes right winger Nick Spaling and defenseman Simon Despres. The Pens want to sign Sutter to a long-term deal, largely because he was outstanding in the most recent Stanley Cup playoffs, scoring five goals in 13 games and playing top-notch defense.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
5Scott Wilson
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
8Derrick Pouliot
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss