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Darryl Sutter : biography

August 19, 1958 -

Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward and currently head coach of the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings. He is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom made the NHL (Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron); all but Rich and Gary (the seventh Sutter brother) worked alongside Darryl in some capacity with the Calgary Flames. Sutter has also coached for the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks, the team with which he spent his entire NHL playing career.

Playing career

As a player, Sutter spent five years in the minor leagues, including a year in Japan, where he was rookie of the year. He stands 5 foot 11 inches and his playing weight was 176 pounds. Sutter was drafted by the Chicago Black Hawks in 1978 in the 11th round as the 179th pick overall. In his NHL career as a player, he suited up only for the Blackhawks and scored 279 points (161+118) in 406 career regular season games, plus 43 points (24+19) in 51 playoffs games. He was a well respected, hard working left winger but was never an All-Star and never won the Stanley Cup as a player. His last season as a player was in 1986–87.

Head coaching record

NHL coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
CHI 1992–93 84 47 25 12 106 1st in Norris Lost in first round
CHI 1993–94 84 39 36 9 87 5th in Central Lost in first round
CHI 1994–95 48 24 19 5 53 3rd in Central Lost in third round
SJ 1997–98 82 34 38 10 78 4th in Pacific Lost in first round
SJ 1998–99 82 31 33 18 80 4th in Pacific Lost in first round
SJ 1999–2000 82 35 30 10 7 87 4th in Pacific Lost in second round
SJ 2000–01 82 40 27 12 3 95 2nd in Pacific Lost in first round
SJ 2001–02 82 44 27 8 3 99 1st in Pacific Lost in second round
SJ 2002–03 24 9 12 2 1 21 5th in Pacific Fired after 24 games
CGY 2002–03 46 19 18 8 1 47 5th in Northwest Missed playoffs
CGY 2003–04 82 42 30 7 3 94 3rd in Northwest Lost in Stanley Cup final
CGY 2005–06 82 46 25 - 11 103 1st in Northwest Lost in first round
LA 2011–12 49 25 13 - 11 95 3rd in Pacific Won Stanley Cup
LA 2012–13 27 16 5 - 59 2nd in Pacific Lost in Western Conference Final
Totals 909 434 333 101 41 1010

Minor league coaching record

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
SAG 1988–89 82 46 26 10 102 2nd in East Lost in first round
IND 1989–90 82 53 21 8 114 1st in West Won Turner Cup
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