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Brandon Sutter | Center

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
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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. Dec 22 - 1:23 PM

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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.
Nov 15 - 8:52 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.
Nov 6 - 11:37 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.
Oct 2 - 10:06 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.
Sep 25 - 9:57 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.
Aug 6 - 10:22 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.
Aug 5 - 5:40 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.
Aug 2 - 7:36 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.
Jul 5 - 10:10 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Marcel Goc
5Andrew Ebbett
6Scott Wilson
7Zach Sill
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Beau Bennett
3Nick Spaling
4Blake Comeau
5Rob Klinkhammer
6Bobby Farnham
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Pascal Dupuis
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Bryan Rust
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Simon Despres
7Robert Bortuzzo
8Derrick Pouliot
9Brian Dumoulin
10Scott Harrington
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss