(Photo : Rich Lam/Getty Images) VANCOUVER, BC – Brandon Sutter (#20) of the Vancouver Canucks is congratulated by teammates Alex Edler (#23), Nate Schmidt (#88) and Jay Beagle (#83) after scoring a aim towards the Calgary Flames.
Brandon Sutter’s try and make an NHL comeback fell by the wayside after the Edmonton Oilers launched the 34-year-old from his skilled tryout supply on Sunday, October 1.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 1, 2023
After being out for greater than two years resulting from COVID-related points, the eleventh total decide of the 2007 NHL Draft ended up retiring after being launched by the Oilers. Sutter issued an official assertion after his launch by way of NHL.com.
“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,” Sutter acknowledged.
Aside from the Oilers, the veteran ahead additionally thanked different NHL groups he had suited up for.
“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 added.
An abrupt finish to Sutter’s NHL profession
It was an unlucky finish to the time of Sutter with the Oilers, a staff the place he performed three preseason video games earlier than the official announcement, The Athletic reported.
He retires after 13 seasons with 152 targets, 137 assists, and 289 factors in 770 common season video games; and 9 targets, 9 assists, and 18 factors in 50 playoff video games.
With Sutter out, the Oilers are anticipated to show to both Lane Pederson or Raphael Lavoie for the final ahead slot.
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