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Sunday, May 22, 2016

SUTTERS HONOURED WITH WHL'S MILESTONE AWARD


Red Deer, AB – Western Hockey League Commissioner Ron Robison, on behalf of the WHL Board of Governors, announced today that the legendary Sutter brothers were honoured with the WHL Milestone Award at a reception Sunday evening as part of the MasterCard Memorial Cup festivities in Red Deer.  The WHL Milestone Award pays tribute to extraordinary achievements by players, coaches, trainers, officials and teams over the 50 year history of the WHL.  
 
The Sutters are the only family in WHL history to not only have six brothers play in the WHL but also go on to highly successful careers in the National Hockey League.  
 
Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Rich and Ron each graduated from the WHL and went on to very lengthy NHL careers that spanned 25 years combined. From 1974-83, the six Sutter brothers played in a total of 781 games for the Lethbridge Broncos in which they posted 1,007 points (458g-549a) and 2,248 penalty minutes. Products of Viking, Alberta, the clan totaled 2,934 career NHL points (1320g-1614a) in nearly 5,000 regular season games from 1976-2001.
 
“The hockey career accomplishments of the Sutter brothers at both the WHL and NHL levels are nothing short of remarkable and will likely never be matched again by any other family in the WHL,” commented WHL Commissioner Ron Robison. “We are very proud to call Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Rich and Ron graduates of the WHL. Each of the Sutter brothers have made incredible contributions to the game at all levels and their legacy continues to be an inspiration to everyone associated with the WHL."
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would make for an incredible movie...

Anonymous said...

Brandon has humiliated the entire WHL