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Andy Sutton Retires

from the NHLPA,

Andy Sutton officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) today, following a 15-year career.

As a result of the physical game he played as a defenceman, he endured 12 surgeries for various injuries that caused him to miss a number of games in his career. Notwithstanding, Sutton played in 676 NHL games for seven different NHL teams. He registered 1,134 hits, 1,164 blocked shots and 1,185 penalty minutes, while also scoring 38 goals and 112 assists for 150 points in his career.

“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,” said Andy Sutton. “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.”

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Evilpens's avatar

is he going to become an “Expert” ?

Posted by Evilpens on 05/22/13 at 12:03 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Farewell, Andy.  Stand tall.

Posted by The Meal on 05/22/13 at 01:19 PM ET

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Solid D-man. Will always remember him for his scary hit on Leopold in the playoffs a few years ago. One of the more breathtaking hits I’ve ever seen. That one was legal but crossed the line into “hits I’d rather not see in the game” territory.

Posted by happyrock on 05/22/13 at 01:27 PM ET

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