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Brandon Sutter | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 183
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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. Jul 5 - 10:10 AM

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Brandon Sutter is a restricted free agent.

GM Jim Rutherford said talks will start with Pittsburgh's RFAs soon. Forwards Nick Spaling, Jayson Megna and Bobby Farnham as well as defensemen Simon Despres and Philip Samuelsson are in the same boat. Sutter, Spaling, Megna and Farnham can file for salary arbitration.
Jul 4 - 8:14 AM

Brandon Sutter continued his respectable post-season with a goal in the Penguins' 3-1 loss to the Rangers in New York Sunday night.

It was Sutter's fifth goal of the playoffs. The Rangers-Penguins series is tied at 3-3, with the deciding game to be played in Pittsburgh Tuesday night.
May 11 - 10:13 PM

Brandon Sutter netted a shorthanded goal in Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

Sutter also had three shorthanded goals during the regular season. He now has six points and a league-leading plus-10 rating in 10 playoff games.
May 8 - 9:41 AM

Brandon Sutter (undisclosed) should be fine for Game 1 of the second round.

Sutter left the Penguins' series-winning game on Monday before it's conclusion. "I'm happy with the way it's gone the last two days," Sutter said. "I'm feeling pretty good. It shouldn't be a problem going forward." Sutter is a solid defensive forward and that's something that Pittsburgh certainly needs.
Apr 30 - 1:30 PM

Brandon Sutter wasn't able to complete Game 6 of Pittsburgh's first round series against Columbus.

Sutter scored a goal early in the second period, but it's believed that he later sustained an injury while blocking a shot. The Penguins' defense has been an ongoing concern and it's one that will be amplified if Sutter isn't healthy in time for the second round.
Apr 29 - 10:37 AM

Third-line center Brandon Sutter had the winning goal in Game 1, a 4-3 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets, when the Penguins’ top four scorers combined for no goals and a minus-4 rating.

Big goals from Sutter don't surprise Pittsburgh coach Dan Blysma. "When he’s scored a goal, it’s always been a big goal," Bylsma said. "He’s right around the number he always seems to be at — 12 to 15 goals a year — but they always seem to be big goals." Eight of the Penguins’ 12 points in Game 1 were produced by defensemen or forwards who finished the game skating on the bottom two lines. The teams meet again for Game 2 today.
Apr 19 - 10:08 AM

Brandon Sutter netted the game-winning goal for Pittsburgh in Game 1 of their first round series.

This was Sutter's first postseason game-winning goal in 16 career games. Sutter isn't much of an offensive force, but he's a great third-line center and an important part of the Penguins' bid to win the Stanley Cup.
Apr 17 - 10:19 AM

With all-stars such as Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz out of the lineup, the Penguins got a two-goal night out of center Brandon Sutter Sunday night.

Sutter scored the first two goals of the game in the Penguins' 3-2 shootout win over the Avalanche in Colorado. They were Sutter's 12th and 13th goals of the season. Jussi Jokinen had the lone goal in a shootout. Jokinen put a backhand over Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov in the second round. The Penguins played without a number of injured players, including Crosby, who missed his first game of the season because of an upper-body injury. Crosby leads the NHL with 102 points (36 goals, 66 assists).
Apr 6 - 10:41 PM

Brandon Sutter will get a chance to center the Penguins' second line in Evgeni Malkin's absence.

Malkin is expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks, which basically translates to the being sidelined for the rest of the regular season. Sutter has been serving primarily as a bottom-six forward with Pittsburgh, so it will be interesting to see what he will do with this opportunity. His linemates will be Jussi Jokinen and James Neal.
Mar 25 - 5:54 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have reportedly offered Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks as part of a package for Ryan Kesler.

The Canucks will also get to pick between defenseman Simon Despres or Brian Dumoulin and receive the Penguins first and third-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Philadelphia is also reportedly pursuing Kesler, so the Canucks might be able to maximize their return by pitting the bitter rivals against each other.
Mar 4 - 11:01 AM

Brandon Sutter has shifted from his normal position as the team's third-line center to serve as its top right winger.

Sutter will play alongside Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby on Wednesday. This is a first for Sutter as he's never served as a winger in the NHL. "It'll be pretty cool," Sutter said. "I'm actually looking forward to the opportunity and I don't now what the plan is moving forward in terms of when we start getting guys back or whatever, but for now I'm going to go there and try to have some fun and I'm looking forward to it." This is likely a temporary assignment influenced by the Penguins long list of injured players, but it should still boost Sutter's short-term fantasy value.
Jan 15 - 4:06 PM

Brandon Sutter collected an empty-net goal on Monday.

It ended a seven-game goal scoring slump. The Penguins have been pleased with Sutter's contributions on the third line, but he would like to contribute more offensively. As it is, he doesn't have much fantasy value with six goals and 13 points in 35 games in 2013-14.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 10:44:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been very happy with Brandon Sutter's efforts on the third line.

"I think Brandon has played his best hockey in his last 15 games," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. Sutter has five goals and 11 points in 32 contests this season, but he's mostly known for his defensive efforts. With that in mind, he's happy with how he's been playing, even if he would like to chip in more offensively. Aside from him, the third line has been a revolving door for players and while he doesn't feel that hurts the line defensively, it does make it harder for him to develop the chemistry with others that leads to goals.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Brandon Sutter scored his first goal of the season Wednesday in the Penguins 3-2 win.

There may have been some doubt as to whether or not Sutter was going to suit up on Wednesday as it was thought he could be dealing with a hand or wrist injury picked up on Monday. But he played and potted his first of the season.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 08:29:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Jayson Megna
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Brian Dumoulin
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss
3Jeff Zatkoff