He is one of seven Sutter brothers, six of whom made the NHL (Brent, Brian, Darryl, Duane, Rich and Ron); all but Rich and Gary (the seventh Sutter brother) worked alongside Darryl in some capacity during his first tenure with the Flames.
As a player, Sutter, like his brothers, earned a reputation for high work ethic, aggressive and tough play as he suited up for more than 400 games. Sutter served as the Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks for five years until injuries ultimately forced him to retire from professional hockey at the age of 28.
Sutter previously served as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, and the Los Angeles Kings, whom he coached to two Stanley Cup championships in 2012 and 2014. He also previously worked for the Flames in multiple capacities, serving as the team's head coach from 2002 to 2006 and as general manager between 2003 and 2010. Sutter rejoined the Flames in 2021 for a second stint as the team's head coach.