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Sutter dies at 73 after lengthy illness

Updated: February 10, 2005, 2:56 PM ET
Associated Press

VIKING, Alberta -- Louis John Sutter, who watched six of his sons play in the NHL, died Thursday after a lengthy illness. He was 73.

"All of Alberta and the hockey world understand the impact that Mr. Sutter and his family have had on our game and in our communities," said Ken King, the president of the Calgary Flames, who are managed and coached by Darryl Sutter. "Mr. Sutter instilled strong values, strong character and strong work ethic in his sons."

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