Andy Sutton
POSITION: Defenceman
HEIGHT: 6' 6"
BIRTHDATE: 10/03/1975
DRAFTED: undrafted
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1998) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, March 20, 1998. Traded to Minnesota by San Jose with San Jose's 7th round choice (Peter Bartos) in 2000 Entry Draft and San Jose's 3rd round choice (later traded to Atlanta, later traded to Pittsburgh, later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Aaron Johnson) in 2001 Entry Draft for Minnesota's 8th round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Joe Campbell) in 2001 Entry Draft and future considerations, June 12, 2000. Traded to Atlanta by Minnesota for Hnat Domenichelli, January 22, 2002. Signed as a free agent by GCK Zurich (Swiss-2), September 24, 2004. Loaned to ZSC Zurich (Swiss) by GCK Zurich (Swiss-2), February 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 10, 2007. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to broken foot at Minnesota, December 19, 2008. Traded to Ottawa by NY Islanders for San Jose's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Kent Simpson) in 2010 Entry Draft, March 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 2, 2010. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to thumb injury at Detroit, October 8, 2011. Traded to Edmonton by Anaheim for Kurtis Foster, July 1, 2011. Missed 2012-13 due to recurring knee injury and off-season surgery. Officially announced his retirement, May 22, 2013.
2010-11 Regular Season: Appeared in his 13th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…led the club in plus/minus on the road (+6)…recorded a plus-or-even rating in 10 of his last 11 appearances in 2010-11 (+8 during that span)…ranked fifth on the club in blocked shots (87)…co-led the Ducks in SHA (2)…registered his fourth assist of the season (on Brandon McMillan’s SHG) with a season-high +3 rating, Feb. 11 @ CGY…earned a season-high 19 PIM, Jan. 7 vs. CBJ…appeared in his 600th career NHL contest, Dec. 21 @ BUF…earned his third assist of the season on Anaheim’s third goal (Perry’s SHG) as part of a 3-0 shutout, Dec. 20 @ BOS…notched an assist in Anaheim’s 7-4 win, Jan. 12 vs. STL…collected his first point (assist) of the season on Anaheim’s second goal (Selanne), Dec. 7 @ EDM…logged a season-high 21:54 TOI, Nov. 29 vs. LA…returned to the ice after a 21-game absence, going scoreless in 18:30 TOI, Nov. 21 vs. EDM…made his Ducks debut in the club’s season opener going scoreless on two shots in 14:39 TOI, Oct. 8 @ DET…suffered a broken right thumb in the second period of the contest and subsequently missed 21 games due to the injury…his thumb was surgically repaired on Oct. 12 by Dr. Steve Shin at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center.

CAREER: 2009-10: Split his 12th NHL season with the New York Islanders and Ottawa, collecting 5-8=13 points with 107 PIM in 72 games...finished the regular season ranked second in the NHL in blocked shots (204) and eighth among NHL defensemen in hits (197)…played 20-or-more minutes on 45 occasions in 2009-10…in 54 games with the Islanders, ranked first among team defensemen in PIM (73), second in TOI (20:48) and tied for second in goals (4)…earned a season-high 1-1=2 points in a 4-3 win, Oct. 21 vs. CAR…logged a season-high 27:35 TOI in a 3-2 victory, Dec. 26 @ NYR…posted a season-best three-game point streak (2-1=3) from Jan. 16-19, including his 100th career NHL assist on Jan. 18 vs. NJ…capped the scoring streak with his fourth goal of the year and a season-high 15 PIM, Jan. 19 @ PIT…PLAYOFFS: Appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff games for Ottawa, averaging 23:01 TOI…2008-09: Appeared in his 11th NHL season, his second with the Islanders…scored 2-8=10 points with a +3 rating and 40 PIM in 23 games…played his 500th NHL game, Nov. 17 vs. VAN…missed the final 50 games of the regular season with a broken foot…2007-08: Appeared in his 10th NHL season, his first with the Islanders…recorded 1-7=8 points with 86 PIM in 58 games…ranked second on the team in PIM…missed 24 games due to injury, including the last 22 with a partial hamstring tear…2006-07: Appeared in his ninth NHL season, his fifth with Atlanta…earned 2-14=16 points with a +6 rating and 76 PIM in 55 games…ranked 19th among NHL leaders in blocked shots (162) and third among Atlanta defensemen in assists…matched a career high with two assists (0-2=2), Oct. 14 vs. WSH…appeared in his 400th NHL game, Nov. 24 vs. TB…earned his 100th NHL point (assist), Feb. 22 vs. TB…made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in 2007, appearing in all four CQF games vs. NYR…his postseason debut came in Game 1 of the CQF, Apr. 12 vs. NYR…2005-06: Appeared in his eighth NHL season, his fourth with Atlanta…scored 8-17=25 points with a +13 rating and 144 PIM in 76 games…set career highs in points and games played, and matched a career best in goals…ranked fourth in the NHL in blocked shots (195)…led Atlanta in PIM and blocked shots…paced team defensemen and finished third overall in plus/minus…tied a career high in goals and points (2-1=3) in a 4-3 victory, Apr. 15 vs. BOS…2004-05: Split the season with ZSC of the Switzerland National A League and GCK of the Switzerland National B League…2003-04: Appeared in his sixth NHL season, his third with Atlanta…collected 8-13=21 points with 94 PIM in 65 games…established a career high in goals…led Atlanta defensemen in goals and ranked second in points…also finished first among team defensemen and second overall in PPG (7)…led Atlanta and tied for 11th in the NHL in shifts-per-game (31.2)…2002-03: Appeared in his fifth NHL season, his second with Atlanta…notched 3-18=21 points with 114 PIM in 53 games…set a career high in assists…scored his first career SHG, Dec. 30 @ PIT…suffered a high ankle sprain on Feb. 12 vs. WSH and missed final 27 games of season…2001-02: Split his fourth NHL season with Minnesota and Atlanta…registered 2-8=10 points with 81 PIM in 43 combined games…set single-game career highs in goals and points (2-1=3) to lead Minnesota to a 6-4 win, Oct. 12 vs. CHI…2000-01: Appeared in his third NHL season, his first with Minnesota…recorded 3-4=7 points with 131 PIM in 69 games…led the Wild in hits (123) and ranked second in PIM…appeared in his 100th NHL game, Dec. 17 vs. Dallas…1999-00: Appeared in his second NHL season with San Jose, earning 1-1=2 points with 80 PIM in 40 games…scored his first career NHL goal (Vokoun) in a 5-1 win, Oct. 14 @ NSH…missed 23 games with a wrist injury…1998-99: Appeared in his first NHL season with San Jose, collecting 0-3=3 points with 65 PIM in 31 games…made his NHL debut, Oct. 20 @ PHI…recorded his first career NHL point (assist) in a 3-0 win, Feb. 8 @ PHX…notched his first career NHL multi-point game with two assists (0-2=2), Apr. 2 @ VAN…Miscellaneous: Played four seasons with Michigan Tech (WCHA) from 1994-98, scoring 22-34=56 points and 250 PIM in 121 games…in his senior season, led Michigan Tech defensemen and was second overall in team scoring (16-24=40)…was named WCHA co-Defensive Player of Year in 1997-98 and named to the 1997-98 All-WCHA Second Team.