Gary Sutter Biography – Lottery-Winning Sutter Brother

  • 5 MIN READ
Gary Sutter's bio

Gary Sutter is the only Sutter brother who did not play in the NHL. Image Source: Gary Sutter's Facebook.

  • Birth Name Gary Sutter
  • Father's Name Louis John Sutter
  • Mother's Name Grace Sutter
  • Birth Place Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Partner Margaret Sutter
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Hair Color Brown
  • Children 2
  • Facebook

The Sutter family is one of the most well-established and renowned families in NHL history. However, while six of the Sutter brothers played ice hockey and entered NHL, Gary Sutter decided to pursue a different career path. As the family’s eldest child, he came into the limelight, and people are intrigued to know about him.

While his siblings are doing well in their respective professions, it remains a mystery regarding what Gary is doing these days. So, without further ado, take a look at Gary Sutter’s biography.

The Eldest Of The Sutter Clan

Gary was born in 1954 as the oldest kid of the Sutter Clan. Gary Sutter’s parents, Louis John Sutter and Grace Sutter had tied the knot in the early 1950s. Then, the duo settled in Viking, Alberta, Canada, and later raised a family of nine.

Furthermore, Gary is the eldest among the seven Sutter brothers. He grew up with Brian Sutter, Darryl Sutter, Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, Ron Sutter, and Rich Sutter. As mentioned earlier, besides him, everyone played in the NHL. And aside from Rich, all siblings coached too. The seven brothers grew up playing hockey and later made their careers out of it.

Gary Sutter’s father, Louis, was suffering from a long-term illness. Sadly, his dad died on February 10, 2005, at the age of 73. Furthermore, Gary’s mama also battled breast cancer back in June 2009. She is currently living a healthy life.

Speaking of his educational background, Gary went to Viking School in his hometown. However, he has not revealed which college he attended.

Gary Sutter Net Worth And Career

While six of the Sutter brothers made a name for themselves in the ice hockey sports, Gary decided to take a different career path. Thus, let’s take a look at Gary Sutter’s net worth from his various job and endeavors.

As stated earlier, the Virginia native grew up playing ice hockey with his siblings in their hometown. He played Tier 2 hockey. However, Gary never moved beyond that. Furthermore, the eldest of the Sutter clan was offered a tryout with the Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. But, it has been reported that he turned it down so he could help on their farm.

That was also the same farm where Sutter and his siblings learned to work hard and play hockey. His brother, Darryl, once showed their activities on the farm, which is featured on the LA Kings YouTube channel.

Furthermore, Gary once revealed that he could neither skate nor shoot. But one thing that he excelled at was work. In the 1972-73 season, he made it to the team, and then Red Deer made him buy a pair of new skates at a local sporting goods store. However, Sutter never played in the NHL. Then from 1992 to 1994, he worked as a scout for the Tacoma Rockets.

After his Junior B years, the former scout took a job with the provincial departments of highways. As per his Facebook, he also worked at Home Depot Canada. Furthermore, according to CBC Sports, he once won a $10-million lottery prize with co-workers at a lumber company in Kelowna, B.C. His cut was $1.5M, and despite his newfound wealth, he continued working there.

Also, he must have received a considerable amount as salary from his various jobs. Thus, Gary Sutter’s net worth must have been a notable amount.

Likewise, Gary Sutter’s younger brother, Darryl Sutter has a fortune worth $10 million.

Also Read: Know More About Martin St. Louis

Is Gary Married? Does He Have Any Children?

Well, Gary has remained away from the limelight over the years. As a result, his personal life details are scarce. He is a happily married guy. As per his FB posts, Gary Sutter’s wife is Margaret Sutter. But, it is unknown when the couple tied the knot.

Garry Sutter's Wife
Gary Sutter is married to a woman named Margaret Sutter. Image Source: Gary Sutter’s Facebook.

Before Margaret, the lottery winner was previously married to another woman named Evelyn Sutter, who was a trained special education teacher. The ex-couple met even before Gary’s NHL tryout, and it has been speculated that he turned down the tryout because he was serious with her. Unfortunately, the former pair divorced, and he eventually married his current spouse.

Talking about Gary Sutter’s children, as of 1990, he and his wife Evelyn welcomed two boys. Other than that, not much is known. Let’s hope he shares more about his personal affairs in the future.

Nevertheless, Gary must be doing well and is likely living a wonderful life. Let’s hope we get to hear more about him in the coming days.

Trivia And Facts

  • Gary’s great-granddaughter is Lezlie Elizabeth Merta.
  • It is said that people travel miles around just to get a glimpse of Gary just because he never played in the National Hockey League.