Down the services of Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Patrick Dwyer and (possibly) Jeff Skinner, the Carolina Hurricanes called on some enforcements Wednesday, bringing up Brody Sutter from AHL Charlotte.
Sutter, 23, was Carolina’s seventh-round pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and, as the last name suggests, is one of 738 (approx.) Sutters to have played professional hockey. Brody is the son of Duane Sutter and played with his cousin, Brett Sutter (Darryl’s son) for the Checkers over the last two seasons; Brandon Sutter (Brent’s son) also played for the ‘Canes from 2009-12.
Brody has yet to make his NHL debut but did put up some decent numbers in the American League, scoring eight goals and 28 points in 69 games for Charlotte last season.
As for the injured ‘Canes listed above, it sounds as though Skinner will return to the lineup soon but things aren’t as good for Dwyer, who was placed on IR today.