Things just keep getting worse for Brett Sutter, the Calgary Flames rookie forward accused of sucker-punching a cab driver outside of a Scottsdale bar last week.
First, he was charged with assault, then he was demoted to the Flames' minor league squad, and now he's been traded from Calgary to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Ready for the worst part? The man who made the decision to trade him away was his own father, former Chicago Blackhawks forward Darryl Sutter, who is now the Flames' general manager.
The Sutter family is an NHL dynasty. Darryl Sutter is amongst six of seven brothers who played in the NHL. It appears little Bretty wasn't living up to the family name -- especially last Thursday night.
According to the incident report filed the night of the alleged assault, Sutter was at the bar American Junkie in Scottsdale, where bouncers say he "was acting up all night."
As he left the bar, witnesses say he walked past a cab driver waiting outside and punched him in the face.
Bouncers pulled a drunken Sutter away from the cab driver and restrained him until the police got there.
When the cops took over, Sutter was so drunk he had trouble sitting up and the arresting officer had to help him take a seat on the curb.
Sutter could barely walk to the police car after being arrested due to his drunken state, and required the help of the officers just to make it from the curb to the squad car.
As he was being arrested, Sutter mumbled to officers that it was no big deal because it was his "rookie game night."
Once in jail, Sutter passed out on the floor of his holding cell. One of the arresting officers woke him up to ask him a few questions -- after a few mumble-y responses, Sutter told the cop to leave him alone.
Check out the full incident report here.
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