There were many reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks were able to get to the 1992 Stanley Cup Final, and one of those many reasons was the acquisition of Brent Sutter.
Growing up in the 1980’s, it felt like every team in the NHL had a Sutter brother on it. Looking back having Darryl Sutter as the Captain for a few years meant we had the toughest one of them all on our team even if he wasn’t the most talented.
In 1991 the New York Islanders were on the down slide while the Chicago Blackhawks were looking for some scoring and leadership so they jumped at the chance to get rid of Adam Creighton and Steve Thomas for Brent Sutter.
More from All Time Blackhawks
- Blackhawks’ Legend Niklas Hjalmarsson Retires After 14 Seasons
- Blackhawks: The five longest tenured captains in team history
- Blackhawks News: Andrew Shaw Retires At Age 29
- Best Blackhawks Goalie of All-Time: Esposito, Hall, or Crawford?
- The Jersey Numbers Never Worn in Blackhawks History
Sutter would pick up 60 points that season in route to help the Blackhawks get to their first Stanley Cup Final in nearly 20 seasons.
Sutter wasn’t the biggest offensive threat even though he could score goals, he was more of your shutdown center against the opponents top line that also could win those important draws.
Unfortunately, he is part of one of the worst meltdowns in team history. When the Hawks jumped out to a big lead in Game #1 of the Stanley Cup Final in 1992 when Jaromir Jagr danced around everyone to score the winning goal which ended up leading to a series sweep of the Blackhawks.
Sutter would go on to play 417 games with the Chicago Blackhawks and ending his career with the team. Sutter played in 1,111 career games and picked up 829 points along the way in his career. The Hawks never again would make it to the Stanley Cup Final though in his era.
Sutter like all his brothers and nephews was a hard working player that left it all on the ice which is something we ask of all of the Blackhawks when they take the ice, but Sutter is one of the few that always did which is why he ranks 63rd on the list this year.
Only 63 days left until the Penguins and Blackhawks kick things off from the United Center.