Longtime NHL forward announces retirement at 34-years-old

Published October 1, 2023 at 5:14 PM

On Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers announced some roster moves and among those was releasing longtime National Hockey League forward Brandon Sutter from his professional tryout contract (PTO).

Sutter, who's missed the two seasons due to complications from COVID-19, has decided that he's going to hang up the skates after parts of 13 seasons in the NHL with the Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity that Ken, Jay and the Oilers organization have provided to me the past few weeks. You need to be 100 percent healthy to compete in the NHL, and although my health continues to improve, in consideration of my health and family, I am officially retiring from hockey.

Thank you to the Oilers, Canucks, Penguins and Hurricanes, as well as all my past coaches, trainers and teammates for the incredible experiences throughout my 13 seasons in the NHL." Sutter said.

The 2007 11th overall pick appeared in 770 games in the National Hockey League where he put up 289 points (152 goals, 137 assists), 149 penalty minutes and was a minus-21. He also had 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 50 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Congratulations to Brandon Sutter on a solid career in the NHL and all the best in retirement.

Source: Edmonton Oilers
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