Montreal Canadiens signs veteran Darryl Sutter, name him 1st captain of the Laval Rocket

LAVAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Andrew Panunto announced today the signing of 35-year-old Darryl Sutter. Sutter was presented to fans at the Laval Place Bell arena where he was dressed in the Laval Rocket jersey donning the C for his nomination as first ever captain of the Laval Rocket. Accompanying him were defensemen Chris Pronger and Roman Hamrlik both named assistant captains in this inaugural season.

Sutter spent fourteen seasons in the NFHL, playing for the Blues, Blackhawks, Flyers, Jets and Sharks and spent the last 2 seasons playing once again for the Blues.  In 553 career games, he scored 89 goals and 127 assists as well as 1194 PIM. 

Sutter is expected to lead the young Rocket players in what is potentially a Calder Cup year as they are poised to have one of the stronger rosters in the NMFHL. 

-The Montreal Gazette