Rich Sutter Biography – Scout And Hockey Analyst

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Rich Sutter is the scout of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Image Source: Rich Sutter's Twitter.

  • Birth DateDecember 2, 1963
  • Birth Name Richard G. Sutter
  • Age 61
  • Also Known As Rich Sutter
  • Height 5' 11"
  • Weight 188 lbs
  • Father's Name Louis John Sutter
  • Mother's Name Grace Sutter
  • Birth Place Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • Birth Sign Sagittarius
  • Nationality Canadian
  • Profession NHL Scout
  • Partner Rhonda Sutter
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Hair Color Grey
  • Children 2
  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia

Rich Sutter is one of the renowned names in ice hockey history. He belongs to the famous hockey family, the Sutter Family. Rich is a former player who played as a right-winger for several teams in the NHL. He currently works as a hockey analyst.

The sportsman has gained significant fame in his career. But, he still has left several of his details covered. So, let’s learn more about him in this biography.

The Viking Native Sports Personality

Richard G. Sutter was born on December 2, 1963. Richard Sutter’s parents, Louis John Sutter and Grace Sutter, got married in the early 1950s. Then, the couple settled near Viking, Alberta, where they had a farm and raised the renowned Sutter family of nine members.

Tragedy struck the Sutter family when Rich Sutter’s father, Louis, died on February 10, 2005, due to a long illness. He was only 73 at the time of his demise. Moreover, Rich’s mom is a breast cancer survivor. She is all fine and living a wonderful life now.

Rich Sutter's parents
Rich Sutter’s mom is a breast cancer survivor. Image Source: Grace Sutter Facebook.

Rich is the youngest of the family, along with his twin brother Ron Sutter. His elder siblings are Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, Darryl Sutter, Brian Sutter, and Gary Sutter. Among the Sutter brothers, Gary did not play hockey. Also, among those siblings involved in ice hockey, Rich is the only one who has never coached.

Rich attended Winston Churchill High School in Lethbridge, Alberta. However, he has yet to reveal which university he attended.

Rich Sutter Net Worth And Career

The former ice hockey athlete started playing ice hockey at a young age with his brothers. Then, he went on to play in several junior championships and eventually in NHL. In all these years, he must have made considerable earnings. Therefore Rich Sutter’s net worth must have been a substantial amount.

The Winston Churchill alumnus played on the same junior hockey teams with his twin sibling, Ron. Then, in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted 10th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. On the other hand, his twin was drafted 4th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers at the same draft. Rich played nine games with the Penguins before being traded to the Vancouver Cancuks.

After that, he played for several other teams, including St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tampa Bay Lightning. In his playing career, the Viking native mainly earned from his hockey wage. Therefore, take a look at Rich Sutter’s salary during his playing days.

Season Team Salary In Today’s US $
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks “A” $210,000 $457,877
1990-91 St. Louis Blues $225,000 $465,464
1991-92 St. Louis Blues $325,000 $645,036
1992-93 St. Louis Blues $310,000 $597,156
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks $350,000 $654,887

Table Souce: HockeyZonePlus

In 1995, Sutter retired from his playing career. Two years later, he began serving as a scout of Team Canada. After that, the former sportsman worked as a scout for different teams such as Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes, and Columbus Blue Jackets. He also has experience working as an assistant general manager of Lethbridge Hurricanes and assistant coach at the University of Lethbridge.

Currently serving as the scout for Blue Jackets, Rich must have earned significantly. The average salary of a hockey scout is $38,839 annually. Hence, he must have earned considerably. So, looking at his earnings, Rich Sutter’s net worth can be assumed to be a notable amount. On the other hand, his brother, Darryl, has riches worth $10 million.

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Is Happily Married With Two Kids

Unlike his other brothers, Rich has remained pretty low-key regarding his personal life. Rich Sutter’s wife is Rhonda Sutter, with whom he must have been married for several years now. As the couple prefers to keep their marriage away from public scrutiny, not many details have been revealed.

Furthermore, the NHL scout has welcomed two children with his spouse. Rich Sutter’s daughter is his eldest, and after her, his son, Lukas Sutter, aka Luke Sutter, was born. Keeping up the Sutter family legacy, Lukas also plays hockey. He is now a scout of the Buffalo Sabres.

All in all, one of the youngest Sutter brothers must be living a contentful life. As a scout, his earnings must have benefited him well, and he must be enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. Let’s hope Rich comes at ease to share more details about his personal life in the media.

Trivia And Facts

  • Rich is active on Twitter and tweets sometimes.
  • Since 2014, he has been appearing on Hockey Central’s lunch program Hockey Central at Noon.
  • Sutter is a hockey analyst for Rogers Sportsnet.