Friday, December 3, 2010
Pulled this card out of a pack of 1998-99 Be a Player.
Sutton was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks on March 20, 1998. Sutton made his NHL debut with the Sharks in the 1998–99 season and played in 71 games in his two seasons with San Jose before moving to the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft.
Sutton played parts of two seasons with the Wild before he was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for Hnat Domenichelli on January 22, 2002. Sutton played over four and a half years with the Thrashers, appearing in 273 games and established himself as an imposing physical defender at the NHL level. In the 2005–06 season, Sutton registered a career high 8 goals and 25 points.
Sutton became an unrestricted free agent after the 2006-07 season and signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders on August 10, 2007. In the 2008–09 season, his second year with the Islanders, Sutton played in only 23 games before a broken foot sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Sutton returned for the 2009–10 season, scoring 4 goals in 54 games with the Islanders before being traded to the Ottawa Senators for a second round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on March 2, 2010. TV commentator Don Cherry called it the "biggest" trade of the year in reference to Sutton's size and physical play.
On August 2, 2010, Sutton signed as a free agent to a two-year, $8.25 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks