Brandon Sutter Retires After Release From Edmonton Oilers

Brandon Sutter has decided to call it a career after his latest comeback with the Edmonton Oilers fell short. Sutter joined the Oilers on a professional tryout and after some game action during the preseason, Edmonton has decided against adding Sutter to the roster.

The former 11th overall pick of the 2007 draft by the Carolina Hurricanes, Sutter retires after appearing in 770 career games. The 34-year-old scored 152 goals, added 137 assists and another 18 points in 50 Stanley Cup Playoff games. 

Sutter hasn't seen regular season action in the NHL since 2021 while dealing with long-COVID. Throughout his 13-year career, he played for the Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Hurricanes. 

Sutter had this to say as he met with the media:

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 per cent 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.

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