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03-29-2012, 12:56 PM
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I see that Brody Sutter is joining Charlotte (Carolina's AHL affiliate).
Does this mean he's signed with the Hurricanes? Or has signed an AHL contract of some sort?
According to his junior team in Lethbridge, Daniels and the player himself via Twitter, forward prospect Brody Sutter is planning to arrive in Charlotte on Tuesday to begin his professional career. Sutter’s team concluded its regular season on Saturday without qualifying for the playoffs.
Sutter, cousin to Checkers forward Brett Sutter and Hurricanes center Brandon Sutter, joined the organization as a seventh-round pick in the 2011 draft. A 6-foot-5, 203 pound winger who played alongside Zach Boychuk for one season with Lethbridge, the youngest Sutter had 60 points (30g, 30a) as team captain this season.
While Daniels will likely make an effort to dress his newest addition for at least a game or two, Sutter may not contribute right away. With the team near full-strength up front (only Drayson Bowman remains with Carolina), even the more experienced Justin Shugg has had to sit out the last two games as a healthy scratch.
If nothing else, Sutter will gain experience to prepare him for next season, which is similar to what Rasmus Rissanen and others have done in the past. Rissanen, now a key part of the Checkers’ defense, played just one game after arriving in Charlotte at the conclusion of his junior career with the Everett Silvertips last season.
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