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2nd Generation NHLer Retires Reason Revealed


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Matt Garland
October 3, 2023  (10:02)
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News broke over the weekend that veteran center Brandon Sutter was among the players cut from training camp and got released from his professional tryout contract (PTO) by the Edmonton Oilers.

Immediately after the news broke that Sutter was announcing his retirement from professional hockey.
Sutter hadn't played a game since the 2020-21 season, so it was always going to be a long shot for him to make the team. During his time with the Vancouver Canucks, Sutter contracted a variant of COVID-19 and became extremely ill. The symptoms lingered and Sutter has been doing with long COVID ever since.
After the announcement that Sutter had been released from his PTO many assumed it was the choice of the Oilers. Unfortunately that is not the case and today the truth of the matter was revealed by an Edmonton Oilers Insider.
According to Mark Spector, it was actually Sutter who called an end to his NHL return.
Brandon Sutter called a meeting Sunday in Seattle with Oilers GM Ken Holland, head coach Jay Woodcroft and trainer TD Forss, to tell them he could not go on with his PTO.

Holland: "He had some health concerns and he just felt that he was going to end his career."
Long Covid...

It would have been a tough week of realization for Sutter, knowing his health has caused him to fall behind the competition. Time will tell what is next for Brandon. His father Brent was a former first round pick who played over 1000 games in the NHL and then moved onto coaching after retirement. Could Brandon follow in his dad and uncles shoes and step behind a bench?
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2nd Generation NHLer Retires Reason Revealed

Do you think Brandon Sutter becomes a future head coach

Yes, it's in his blood3839.6 %
No, after growing up in the spotlight he's good2425 %
Maybe cant be any worse than Darryl3435.4 %
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