Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Sutherby
Brian Sutherby was born March 1, 1982 in Edmonton, Alberta. The 1st round, 26th overall selection of the Washington Capitals in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Sutherby is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Moose Jaw Warriors.

The forward from Edmonton, Alberta spent four seasons in Moose Jaw leading his team in both goals (34) and points (77) while finishing second in assists with (43) during the 2000-01 WHL season and finishing his career with 196 points (89 goals, 107 assists) in 239 games.

Following the 2000-01 season with Moose Jaw, the Caps recalled Sutherby and assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Portland where he played in two regular season and two playoff games before making his NHL debut following the Warriors 2001-02 season.

Sutherby had a short five game stint with Portland in 2002-03 and spent the rest of the time as a regular contributor with the Washington Capitals. Sutherby's play was impressive enough that he was asked to play in the Topps/NHL YoungStars Game during All-Star weekend 2003. Sutherby had two goals and an assist for the Eastern Conference team and was named the MVP.

In 2003-04, Sutherby returned to the Caps lineup and continued to hone his skills at the NHL level. After spending a year during the lockout with the Portland Pirates of the AHL, Sutherby returned to the NHL in 2005-06 and competed in a career high 76 games with the Capitals. That season he also recored a career high in goals (14) assists (16) and points (30). In 2006-07 he served the Captails as an alternate captain and competed in 69 games. The following season, the vertan Capital was dealt by the club to the Anaheim Ducks on November 19, 2007.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 CAC Inland Cement AMHL 36 36 23 59 60
1998-99 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 66 9 12 21 47 +7 11 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 47 18 17 35 102 -11 4 1 1 2 12
2000-01 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 59 34 43 77 138 +6 4 2 1 3 10
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -3
2001-02 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 36 18 27 45 75 +11 12 7 5 12 33
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 2 +5
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 72 2 9 11 93 +7 5 0 0 0 10
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 5 0 5 5 11 +1
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 30 2 0 2 28 -5
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 6 2 4 6 16 +2
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 53 10 19 29 115 -3
2005-06 Washington Capitals NHL 76 14 16 30 73 -17
2006-07 Washington Capitals NHL 69 7 10 17 78 -9
2007-08 Washington Capitals NHL 5 1 0 1 7 -2
2007-08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 45 0 1 1 57 -2 5 0 0 0 2
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 17 3 3 6 19 +6
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 42 5 4 9 52 -5
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 46 5 4 9 66 +8
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 51 2 2 4 58 -10
2011-12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 15 1 3 4 18 -1
2012-13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 25 1 1 2 35 -5
NHL Totals 460 41 49 90 533 10 0 0 0 12


Returned to Moose Jaw (WHL) by Washington, October 22, 2001.
Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury vs. St. Louis, October 18, 2003. Traded to Anaheim by Washington for Anaheim's 2nd round pick (later traded to Montreal, later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Jeremy Morin) in 2009 NHL Draft, November 19, 2007. Traded to Dallas by Anaheim for David McIntyre and Dallas' 6th round pick (Andreas Dahlstrom) in 2010 NHL Draft, December 14, 2008. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to off-season back surgery. Signed as a free agent by Lake Erie (AHL), January 4, 2013.
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