Calgary Flame arrested in Arizona
Brett Sutter of the Calgary Flames was arrested by police in Scottsdale Thursday morning after allegedly punching a cab driver outside a bar.
The 23-year-old hockey player was reportedly celebrating rookie night at the "American Junkie" bar in Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier that night.
Police say he was drunk and causing scene and that after being ejected from the bar at around 2 a.m., he punched a 38-year-old cab driver who suffered a minor injury to his lower lip.
Sutter – son of Flames general manager Darryl Sutter and nephew of coach Brent Sutter – was arrested, charged with assault, and later released on bond.
Police say they aren't sure what brought on the altercation or whether the two parties knew each other.
The Flames are in Arizona for Friday night's game with the Phoenix Coyotes. Sutter was back on the ice Friday morning taking part in the game day skate.
Ken King, Flames president and CEO, says it was an unfortunate incident and out of character for Sutter, whom he called a "solid and serious hockey player."
Sutter is expected to appear in court on Nov. 30.