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from Jason Van Rassel of the Calgary Herald,
Former Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter has pleaded guilty to punching a cab driver during a road trip in Arizona.
Sutter, 24, pleaded guilty in Scottsdale City Court on Monday to disorderly conduct and received a fine of $323.60 US in connection with the incident outside a sports bar in the Phoenix suburb on Nov. 11, 2010.
Sutter, who was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes a few days after the incident, is scheduled back in Scottsdale court on Sept. 15 for a restitution hearing.
Under Arizona law, victims can claim financial restitution. The hearing in September will determine how much compensation Sutter must pay.
Our weekly look at the performance of the Southeast Division’s top minor league affiliates from the week gone by kicks off this week with a thought on Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter trading his own son, Brett, to the Carolina Hurricanes (where he’ll report directly to AHL Charlotte, assuming he clears waivers).
I remarked on Twitter that, though I had found trouble a time or two in my younger days, my father had only threatened to ship me to another country – a reference to the younger Sutter’s recent run-in with the law, stemming from his alleged involvement in a bar fight in Scottsdale, Arizona. Several outlets have reported, however, that the trade – Sutter, a seldom-used forward, and defenseman Ian White to Carolina for d-man Anton Babchuk and grinding winger Tom Kostopoulos – was in the works long before the incident in question.
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RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Ian White and forward Brett Sutter from the Calgary Flames. In exchange for White and Sutter, the Hurricanes have traded defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos to the Flames.
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that forward Brett Sutter has been reassigned to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.
In four games with the Flames this season, Sutter picked up his first NHL assist.
Statements via the Flames PR Department.
STATEMENT FROM BRETT SUTTER
“I want to apologize to my family, my friends, our fans and the entire Flames family for what took place this past Wednesday night. My background is one of hard work and respect so this incident is totally out of character for me. I have been a captain in junior hockey and an assistant captain last year in Abbotsford so I totally understand the values of leadership and character. I have set the wrong example not only for children who love the Flames and hockey but also for my brother who has been such a great example for me. I want to thank everyone for their support and wisdom over the past few days. It has been especially difficult because of the type of person I really am and will continue to be. Thank you.”
STATEMENT FROM TEAM CAPTAIN JAROME IGINLA
“Last Wednesday’s incident in Phoenix is totally out of character for Brett. He has always demonstrated a tremendous commitment to being a good person and a professional athlete in every aspect of the responsibilities that go with that role. First and foremost, we are a team who cares for and respects each and every member. As his teammates we have conveyed our total support for him and I believe it is important that we also let our community and fans know the same.”
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
Calgary Flames assistant general manager Jay Feaster said Friday that forward Brett Sutter will indeed face assault charges stemming from Thursday morning’s punch-throwing incident outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., nightclub.
“We have been informed that . . . the victim is going to follow through and press charges,” said Feaster, a lawyer by training. “So (Sutter) has been charged with assault-touched to injure. It’s a third-degree misdemeanour in Arizona. The next thing that’ll happen from a legal perspective is that a plea will have to be entered at a hearing on Nov. 30 in Scottsdale. Brett won’t have to be there in person. He can have legal counsel enter a plea for him.
“From an organization perspective, our first reaction is that this is highly out of — totally out of — character for this player. That’s not who or what Brett is. Obviously, it’s unfortunate we’re in this situation and it’s unfortunate for Brett.
The AP is reporting Calgary Flames forward Brett Sutter was jailed on suspicion of assault after a fight in a Scotsdale bar.
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added 10:27pm, from Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun,
Now there’s more ammunition to use in their case against the Sutters.
For the many who have been wondering what Brett Sutter is even doing with the big team, earning $2,688 per day despite the fact he hasn’t played a game since Oct. 16, the cries of nepotism will only grow louder.
from Vicki Hall of Flames Insider,
Brett Sutter planned to pick his little brother Christopher up from school this afternoon and keep his mind off the business side of hockey for a while.
The Calgary Flames slapped the 23-year-old on waivers Tuesday morning, meaning all 29 NHL teams have 24 hours to stake a claim.
For those confused about the family ties, Brett is the son of Flames general manager Darryl Sutter and nephew of head coach Brent Sutter.
“I just kind of found out this morning,” a downtrodden Brett Sutter said after practising with the Flames over at Westside Arena. “It is what it is. Whatever happens, I’ve just got to play hard and try to earn my spot on the roster.”