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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.”
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
“It seemed like an eternity I was out, but we’ve got a lot of energy in this room and I’m looking to get back and pick up where I left off,” said Sutton.
Well, not exactly. He knows he’s going to have to change his method of hitting somewhat, maybe use different body parts.
“This will be hard because my style of play is to be on my toes, playing physically,” said Sutton. “You may see more hits with my back and my butt than my shoulders and my elbow. Seems to be the only way you’re not suspended anymore.”...
“I don’t know what to tell people. I play very instinctively and, if I’m not doing that, I’m somebody else. Even (Thursday) night, I was watching the game and Pecks hit (Brad) Staubitz along the boards,” Sutton said about a play by defenceman Theo Peckham. “Their guys were going crazy, saying it was a head shot, it’s exactly what the league ... blah, blah, blah. They said Pecks had left his feet.
“Those guys have to calm down, it’s nuts. Everybody does. You can almost dissect every hit and see a guy leaving his feet or there’s contact to the head. Guys are always leaning (with the puck). It can look like an elbow, but it’s not. The media shows it 1,000 times.”
Skinner missed Friday’s game due to flu-like symptoms and has returned to Carolina for further evaluation while the Canes are in Toronto for their next game on Tuesday.
Maybe this has something to do with his illness: Last Wednesday, late against Edmonton…
Brendan Shanahan with the verdict.
added 9:13pm, Last Saturday, Sutton was a guest on the HNIC segment After Hours.
I’ve added the video below and if you scroll to the 6:40 mark, you basically hear him saying he doesn’t plan to change his game. This was of course before his latest incident but his first suspension sure did not change his mind much.
Edmonton defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended indefinitely by National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety for his hit on Alexei Ponikarovsky of the Carolina Hurricanes during Wednesday’s game.
Sutton has been offered the option of an in-person hearing.
NEW YORK (November 1, 2011) – Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended, without pay, for five games for delivering an illegal hit to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game No. 138 Friday night in Denver, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sutton will forfeit $57,432.45. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
The incident occurred at 3:23 of the third period. Sutton was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing.
Sutton missed Sunday’s game vs. St. Louis and will miss games Nov. 3 at Los Angeles, Nov. 5 at Phoenix, Nov. 8 at Montreal and Nov. 10 at Boston. He will be eligible to return Nov. 11 at Detroit.
Watch the Shanahan decision below...
NEW YORK (October 29, 2011)—Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended, pending a hearing Monday, for a check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game #138 Friday night at Colorado, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 3:20 of the third period. Sutton received a minor penalty for elbowing.
Sutton will miss Edmonton’s game Sunday against St. Louis.
If you missed the hit, you can watch it here.
Andy Sutton received 2 for elbowing on the play. Is more discipline coming?
No penalty for the hit
. Sutton did get two minutes.
via the Ducks PR…
Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton had surgery this morning to repair a fractured right thumb, suffered on Oct. 8 @ Detroit. The surgery was done at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles by hand specialist Dr. Steve Shin. Sutton is expected to return to play in approximately 6-8 weeks.
via Anaheim Ducks tweet,
Ducks sign former Islanders and Senators defenseman Andy Sutton to two-year deal. Details to come.
added 5:45pm, via Eric Stephens tweet,
Sutton will make 2M in 2010-11 and 2.25M in 2011-12. Was second in NHL in blocked shots with 204.
added 8:56pm, Video below from Versus feed, with slo-mo.
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via Katie Strang tweet,
BREAKING: Islanders defenseman Andy Sutton has been traded. Details to come….
added 1:38pm, Darren Dreger tweet,
Sutton to the Senators. working on details and confirmation.
added 1:42pm, Bruce Garrioch tweets for a second rounder.
via the Twitter of Katie Strong,
Islanders defenseman Andy Sutton receives a two-game suspension for last night’s hit on Pascal Dupuis
If you missed the hit, you can watch it here.
TORONTO (Jan. 20, 2010) – New York Islanders defenseman Andy Sutton has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an incident in NHL game #738 against Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis, Tuesday night, the National Hockey League announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Sutton will forfeit $31,088.08. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Sutton was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding at 17:05 of the third period. Dupuis was injured on the play.
Sutton received five for boarding, a ten and game misconduct.
from Scott Burnside at ESPN,
Last week, the New York Islanders hosted their fathers on a road trip through Atlanta, Florida and Tampa. Team captain Bill Guerin immediately informed the fathers of their curfew—no one was to be in the team hotel until after 1 a.m.
Defenseman Andy Sutton has been in the NHL a decade, but this is the first time he and his father, Nigel, have shared something like this.
“This is a huge thing. My dad is just like a kid in a candy story. He’s just so pumped. It’s a pretty special thing,” Sutton said.
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