August 19 in Indianapolis hockey history

Darryl Sutter coached the Ice to the 1990 Turner Cup title.

Darryl Sutter coached the Ice to the 1990 Turner Cup title.

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Darryl Sutter:¬†Coach of the Indianapolis Ice’s Turner Cup championship team in 1989-90, he led the team to a 53-21-8 record and the IHL’s Western Division title. The Ice then rolled through the playoffs with a 12-2 record and won the championship with a four-game sweep of the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He was named the IHL’s Coach of the Year in 1990. Sutter had previously coached in Saginaw the year before, and would go to the NHL the following season as an associate coach with the Blackhawks. He became the Blackhawks’ head coach in 1992, and has coached the Blackhawks, Sharks, Flames and Kings through 2017. He led the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, and has won the Stanley Cup with the Kings in 2012 and 2014. He has a 635-467-101-82 (W-L-T-OTL) record as an NHL head coach. One of the six hockey-playing Sutter Brothers, Darryl played 406 NHL games — all with the Blackhawks — from 1979-87, and became a coach after he retired as a player. He had 161 goals and 118 assists in the NHL, including a 40-goal season in 1980-81, and had five consecutive 20-goal seasons to begin his career. A native of Viking, Alberta, he is 59.

Erik Andersson: Left wing who played 48 games for the Ice in 1998-99. He had five goals and seven assists for the team. It was the second pro season for the University of Denver grad, who played 12 NHL games for the Flames in 1997-98, with two goals. He was drafted by the Kings in 1990, and in the third round by the Flames in 1997. He played a handful of seasons in Sweden after heading overseas in 1999. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he is 46.

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