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Brent Sutter's Recent History

STEVE MACFARLANE, SUN MEDIA

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Jan. 5, 2006 -- With a 5-0 stomping of the Russians, Sutter's Canadian kids claim a second straight world junior title.

July 12, 2007 -- Brent resigns as GM and head coach of the Rebels, leaving brother Brian Sutter to take over duties in Red Deer after seven seasons behind the bench there.

July 13, 2007-- Sutter is named bench boss of the New Jersey Devils, his first foray into NHL coaching.

April 18, 2008 -- Ousted by the Rangers in five games during a first-round playoff matchup, Sutter's first post-season run is a short one.

March, 2009 -- Sutter says he's homesick for his family and ranch back in Alberta. Speculation begins he may try and wriggle out of the final year of his three-season pact with the Devils.

April 9, 2009 -- With their 50th win of the season, a franchise best for the Devils, New Jersey clinches the Atlantic Division title. Sutter finishes with a 51-27-4 regular-season record in his second year.

April 28, 2009 -- The Devils lose Game 7 of the first round to the Carolina Hurricanes, allowing a pair of goals in the final 1:20 of action to fall 4-3 in the game and series. "It's as tough as a loss as we could possibly have," Sutter said.

May 22, 2009 -- Calgary Flames GM Darryl Sutter, Brent's big brother, fires head coach Mike Keenan after two seasons behind the bench.

June 9, 2009 -- Brent Sutter resigns as coach of the Devils after a combined 97-56-11 regular-season record behind the New Jersey bench. He says the vacant job with the Flames didn't influence his decision, and that he didn't quit on Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. "I don't look at it like I am quitting on anything," he said. "I threw two years of my life and made a big commitment 3,000 miles away from where my life was and tried to do everything I possibly could to accomplish a goal."


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