NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING: Sutter on “Players To Watch” List
EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Silvertips forward Riley Sutter has been listed with a “B” rating among North American skaters in the preliminary rankings of players eligible for the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft, released by NHL Central Scouting today.
A total of 27 players were from the Western Hockey League were named on the Central Scouting Service’s preliminary rankings. Players with a “B” listing are considered possible second or third round choices in the upcoming draft. Through 14 seasons, a total of 19 players through the Silvertips program have been selected in the NHL Entry Draft. A total of 17 Silvertips have advanced to play in the NHL.
Sutter, who turns 18 on Oct. 25, has buried three goals in his first four games this season and last year racked up career highs in goals (20), assists (19), and points (39) while posting a +7 rating in 67 games. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward has totaled 46 points (24g-22a), nine multi point games, and a +4 rating in 102 career WHL games, all in a Silvertips jersey.
The Calgary, Alberta native has three cousins currently skating in the NHL or American Hockey League: Brandon Sutter (Vancouver Canucks), Brett Sutter (Ontario Reign), and Brody Sutter (Manitoba Moose). Riley’s father, Ron, skated for 19 seasons as a forward and two-year captain in the NHL with Philadelphia, St. Louis, Quebec, Boston, Phoenix, San Jose, Calgary and the New York Islanders. His uncle, Darryl, led the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup championships (2011-12, 2013-14) as head coach.
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The Silvertips continue the nine-game road trip on Wednesday, visiting the Spokane Chiefs at 7:05 p.m. (Fox Sports 1380 & FM 95.3 / WHL Live / Tips App). The Tips return home Wednesday, Oct. 18 vs. Tri-City at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.