Brett Sutter is leaving his father and his uncle in Calgary to join up with his cousin in Carolina.
Along with defenseman Ian White, Sutter, a forward, was traded by Flames GM Darryl Sutter, his father, to the Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Anton Babchuk and veteran forward Tom Kostopoulos.
Brandon Sutter, the son of Calgary coach Brent Sutter, is one of Carolina’s alternate captains.
Brett played only four games this season for the Flames and hasn’t suited up since Oct. 16. He was assigned to the Flames AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, on Monday, the same day he issued a written apology for his role in an alleged incident in Arizona the week before for which he was charged with assault.
Babchuk, Kostopoulos and White each haven’t sat out a single game yet.
White had 6 points but was a minus-10 in 16 games for Calgary. In 17 games with the Hurricanes, Babchuk had 8 points and a minus-8 rating while Kostopoulos had 4 points on a goal and 3 assists.