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Andy Sutton | Defenseman | #25

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (43) / 3/10/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 245
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Andy Sutton has decided to retire.
Sutton 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." Wed, May 22, 2013 10:53:00 AM

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It appears that the career of defenseman Andy Sutton is over.

The 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.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Andy Sutton (off-season knee surgery) will likely be gone for the season.

Sutton 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.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Andy Sutton (off-season knee surgery) will not be ready to start the season with the Edmonton Oilers.

Just 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.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 10:15:00 AM

Andy Sutton will undergo knee surgery in a few weeks and he's still wondering if his NHL career is over.

He had arthroscopic surgery in early October and this will mark his second procedure on his ailing knee. "It's bone on bone in two spots in my knee," he said. "I have another surgery scheduled in the next few weeks in Santa Monica to fix that defect. And I guess the road to recovery from that is quite long and arduous. So I don't know, this is going to be my 12th surgery, I'm pretty tired of what I've done to my body." Sutton isn't closing the door completely on returning because he would like to continue playing with Edmonton's young group. He said, "I think we'll just leave it open and see how the rehab goes and see how the season shakes out with these labor negotiations."
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:17:00 PM

There have been some disheartening days for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton, who has spent the last few months in and out of doctors' offices, wondering if he’s played his last game.

Sutton, along with goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin and winger Taylor Hall, were all injured when the NHL locked its doors last month. As a consequence, they are all under the care of the Oilers and they’re getting paid. Hall had shoulder surgery last spring. It was assumed he was the only Oilers player who was going to be a question mark if the season opened on time. He isn’t. Khabibulin has lingering hip/groin issues from the 2011-12 season while Sutton injured a knee during the summer. He underwent arthroscopic surgery about four weeks ago, but now faces the prospect of more invasive work after it was discovered he fractured the medial condyle of the femur. "It’s as if an old knee finally gave way," Sutton, 37, said. He may not play another game in the NHL.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012 11:05:00 AM

Andy Sutton and Cam Barker were healthy scratches for Edmonton Thursday.

Just an FYI. Barker has been sitting a lot this season but Sutton has been injured or suspended on many an occasion this season. He has three goals and 10 points in 42 games this season with 66 penalty minutes. Theo Peckham took his spot in the lineup.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012 07:14:00 AM

Look for Andy Sutton to be back in the Edmonton lineup Friday after missing last game as a healthy scratch.

Cam Barker will sit instead of Sutton. Adjust your lineup accordingly if necessary.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 07:11:00 AM

Andy Sutton's newly inked one-year deal is worth $1.5 million.

Sutton can earn an additional $250,000 depending on how many games he participates in. This deal also effectively takes Sutton off the trade block, which should please him. "I told (Oilers general manager) Steve Tambellini right after my second suspension (eight games for a head hit on former Carolina Hurricanes winger Alexei Ponikarovsky) two months ago that I wanted to stay here," said Sutton.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 10:57:00 AM

Andy Sutton has agreed to a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers.

The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but it was previously reported to be worth between $1.5 million and $1.75 million. This takes another blueliner off the trade market with two weeks to go until the deadline.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 01:03:00 PM

Andy Sutton and the Edmonton Oilers are expected to announce on Monday that they've agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension.

Sutton is expected to earn between $1.5 million and $1.75 million, which is a step down from his current $2,125,000 annual cap hit. This move also takes another blueliner off the trade market as we approach the Feb. 27 deadline.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Perhaps it'll be a case of the Edmonton Oilers showcasing Andy Sutton for a potential trade, but the veteran defenseman will be in the lineup instead of Cam Barker when the team visits the Senators in Ottawa this afternoon.

Sutton, 36, has been a healthy scratch for the Oilers’ past two games as Tom Gilbert returned to the lineup. As an unrestricted free agent this summer, Sutton’s name has come up in trade talks leading up to the Feb. 27 deadline. "That’s always on your mind, everyone always wants to know where you’re going to be tomorrow," he said. "At the same time, I’m not the general manager, I’m the player. The worst thing I can do is to is worry about it where it affects my performance negatively. That doesn’t get you re-signed here and that doesn’t make anyone else want you either. You have kind of control your own destiny try to stay calm, not think about it too much and just focus on playing well."
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 11:00:00 AM

There is a very good chance that Andy Sutton will be dealt by the NHL trading deadline.

Since returning from his second suspension this season three weeks ago, Sutton has played solid hockey and has attracted the interest of a number of NHL teams. Given that Sutton is a pending unrestricted free agent and that the Oilers will likely not go out of their way to re-sign him, a trade is probable.
Sun, Jan 29, 2012 10:53:00 AM

Andy Sutton is eligible to return from his eight game suspension on Saturday.

Sutton was suspended for hitting the Hurricanes' Alexei Ponikarovsky but says he will not change his game. "It's hard because I play very instinctively," Sutton said. "My style of play is such that I have to be on my toes and play physically. You may see me make more hits with my back and butt as opposed to my elbows and shoulders. It seems to be the only way you cannot get suspended anymore." Sutton has little fantasy value unless suspensions are a category that you use in which case he is like gold as it was his second of the season.
Sat, Dec 31, 2011 07:41:00 AM

The Edmonton Oilers' Andy Sutton wants to see an appeal process instituted in the NHL for suspended players.

"There absolutely should be (an appeal process)," said the veteran defenseman, who'll have to forfeit $207,317.04 in salary after being suspended twice this season by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for hits to opponents' heads. "My only course of action is that I can appeal to (NHL commissioner) Gary Bettman. That's not going to change anything. Going forward in the new CBA we have to make strides in that regard. We should have an impartial arbitration committee that's going to take a look at this, have my people on my side, have the NHL on their side and have an independent party that's going to make these decisions. It's not just one guy making all these decisions."
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 10:33:00 AM

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