According to TSN, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Andy Sutton has announced his retirement at the age of 38.
Sutton, had three goals and seven assists in 2011-12 for the Oilers and then missed all of 2012-13 after undergoing knee surgery.
Sutton played 13 NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Atlanta Thrashers, New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators, Anaheim Ducks and Oilers, with 2011-12 being his only year in Edmonton.
Sutton was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers from the Anaheim Ducks for Kurtis Foster on July 1, 2011.
A native of Kingston, Ontario, considered by many a hockey hot bed, Sutton had his best seasons with the Thrashers where he had 67 points over a span of three seasons from 2003-2006. He was also a +5 on the Thrashers blueline during that time, impressive when one can recall that the Atlanta/Winnipeg Jets franchise has only made the playoffs once (2007).