The Regina Pats are proud to announce the addition of Shaun Sutter to their coaching staff. He will join head coach Curtis Hunt this season on the Pats bench as his assistant.
Sutter, a native of Red Deer, spent 4 seasons in the WHL as a player with Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary before getting drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1998 NHL entry draft. Sutter then enjoyed a lengthy professional hockey career in both North America and Europe. He is the son of former Blues, Bruins, Flames and Blackhawks head coach Brian Sutter.
“My wife and I are excited to call Regina home, even though this is a big change in our lives, we can’t wait embrace the community.” Shaun Sutter continues, “This is an amazing opportunity to join the oldest franchise in junior hockey and be a part of such a rich history. To work with and learn from Curtis (Hunt) and Brent (Parker) as well as surrounding myself with such good people is something I just couldn’t pass up.”
Regina Pats Head Coach, Curtis Hunt, “We’re pleased to have Shaun join our coaching staff, and feel he is a strong addition to what is already in place. Although he has no coaching experience, I feel his maturity, character and work ethic, combined with his recent playing experience, gives us a great asset in our room. I look forward to having Shaun here and getting him acclimated to our program.”
Regina Pats General Manager Brent Parker, “We look forward to having Shaun join our organization as our new assistant coach. His life experiences in this game will bring a new and fresh approach to the position. We were looking for a person with a good work ethic and strong communication skills and we believe that he has all the attributes to be a successful coach at this level.”