Forward Brett Sutter, traded to the Hurricanes last season from the Calgary Flames, pleaded guilty Monday to disorderly conduct stemming from a November incident outside a Scottsdale, Ariz., nightspot.
Sutter, who played most of this past season for the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, appeared in Scottsdale City Court, according to the Calgary Herald. He was fined $323.60 for the Nov. 11 incident, in which Sutter punched a cab driver. Sutter must return to the court Sept. 15 for a restitution hearing.
Canes general manager Jim Rutherford, reached Monday night, said he was not aware Sutter was to appear in court Monday.
"We were aware something was pending from last winter," Rutherford said. "It's important that it be taken care of properly in the legal system, and it sounds like it has."