|Assets:||Had excellent size, which he used effectively to intimidate scoring forwards. Owned a hard shot from the point. Moved relatively well for a huge man.|
|Flaws:||Was always somewhat injury-prone. Struggled at times with his lateral mobility. Lacked consistency in the defensive zone. Was also prone to taking bad penalties.|
|Career Potential:||Towering, physical but a bit brittle defenseman.|
|WCHA||Second All-Star Team||1997-98|
|5/22/2013||Announced his retirement.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 48 regular season games (knee surgery).|
|1/19/2013||Knee surgery, injured reserve.|
|2/13/2012||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract extension.|
|12/31/2011||Missed 8 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/10/2011||Suspended by the NHL for eight games.|
|12/08/2011||Suspended by the NHL indefinitely.|
|11/30/2011||Missed 7 games (groin).|
|11/28/2011||Groin, injured reserve.|
|11/17/2011||Groin, injured reserve.|
|11/11/2011||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|11/01/2011||Suspended by the NHL for five games.|
|7/01/2011||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|11/21/2010||Missed 21 games (thumb injury).|
|10/12/2010||Thumb injury, injured reserve.|
|10/09/2010||Thumb injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a two-year contract.|
|3/02/2010||Acquired from the New York Islanders.|
|12/14/2009||Missed 6 games (groin).|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 50 games of the regular season (broken foot).|
|12/19/2008||Broken foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/11/2008||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|10/30/2008||Missed 8 games (hand surgery).|
|10/07/2008||Hand surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 22 games of the regular season (leg injury).|
|2/18/2008||Leg injury, left Monday's game.|
|2/02/2008||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|8/10/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a three-year contract.|
|1/30/2007||Missed 27 games (ankle injury).|
|11/28/2006||Ankle injury, mid-February.|
|12/15/2005||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|10/15/2005||Suspended by the NHL for 4 games.|
|8/11/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|2/22/2005||NHL lockout: Signed with the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League.|
|9/24/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the GCK Lions of the Swiss National League-B.|
|2/10/2004||Missed 16 games (fractured left foot).|
|1/01/2004||Fractured left foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/17/2003||Re-signed by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|4/06/2003||Missed the last 27 games of the regular season (sprained ankle).|
|2/14/2003||Sprained ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/12/2003||Sprained ankle, left Wednesday's game.|
|6/27/2002||Re-signed by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|4/07/2002||Missed 2 games (mild concussion).|
|4/03/2002||Mild concussion, day-to-day.|
|1/22/2002||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|1/18/2002||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|11/23/2001||Missed 11 games (separated right shoulder).|
|11/02/2001||Separated right shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/03/2001||Re-signed by the Minnesota Wild.|
|4/08/2001||Missed the last game of the regular season (shoulder injury).|
|11/15/2000||Missed 2 games (knee injury).|
|11/10/2000||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Anaheim Ducks traded Andy Sutton to the Edmonton Oilers for Kurtis Foster.|
|8/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|3/02/2010||New York Islanders traded Andy Sutton to the Ottawa Senators for a 2nd-round draft pick in 2010.|
|8/10/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|1/22/2002||Minnesota Wild traded Andy Sutton to the Atlanta Trashers for Hnat Domenichelli.|
|6/12/2000||San Jose Sharks traded Andy Sutton, a 7th round selection (Peter Bartos) in 2000 and a 3rd round selection in 2001 to the Minnesota Wild for an 8th round selection in 2000 and future considerations.|
|3/20/1998||Signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks.|
Andy Sutton announces his retirement | 05/22/2013 10:53 AM
NewsAndy Sutton has decided to retire.
Pro Hockey Talk
ImpactSutton wasn't able to play in 2013 due to a knee injury. He had 38 goals and 150 points in 676 games with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks, and Edmonton Oilers. "My NHL career enabled me to not only play the game I love, but to also be a part of something that so many kids dream about growing up," Sutton said. "Throughout my 15 years in the league, I have played for some exceptional hockey teams and have met quality people and friends along the way. None of what I accomplished on the ice would have been possible without the unwavering support of my family, friends, teammates and fans who made playing hockey even more enjoyable."
Andy Sutton's career likely over | 04/09/2013 9:25 AM
NewsIt appears that the career of defenseman Andy Sutton is over.
ImpactThe 38-year-old was hoping for a final season in Edmonton, but a knee injury during the lockout required his 12th surgery on his knees and his recovery is not going to allow him to play this season. "I just started working out three weeks ago, just rehabbing to see where I can take it, but I think my days on the ice might be numbered," Sutton said. "This was a decision that I didn't make, it was made for me. I had known this was going to be my last year, but I had hoped to go out the way I always saw myself going out. I'd have a little retirement party with my family and the whole shebang, so that's disappointing. I wish that would have worked out, but things work out the way they do for a reason." Sutton had a good NHL career and ended up with 38 goals and 150 points with 1185 penalty minutes in 676 games over 13 NHL seasons. We wish him the best of luck in the future.
| 01/19/2013 9:00 PM
NewsAndy Sutton returned to action on Friday January 18.
Andy Sutton likely gone for the season | 01/15/2013 9:36 AM
NewsAndy Sutton (off-season knee surgery) will likely be gone for the season.
ImpactSutton usually picks up penalty minutes for poolies but there is no reason to take him this season as a result of the knee surgery. "We don't believe Andy will be playing this year," GM Steve Tambellini said.
Andy Sutton still not ready for action | 01/07/2013 11:15 AM
NewsAndy Sutton (off-season knee surgery) will not be ready to start the season with the Edmonton Oilers.
ImpactJust an FYI as Sutton is just a depth defenseman in Edmonton. There is no word on when he will be able to return so if there was a thought of drafting him, forget about it.
|Goals||8||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Atl)|
|Penalty Minutes||144||2005-06 (Atl)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2003-04 (Atl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||4 times-last: 2006-07 (Atl)|
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