The team has not confirmed the numbers of the deal, but the Edmonton Jounral is reporting the value of the deal to range from $1.5 million to $1.75 million.
The move likely means the Oilers will hold onto Sutton rather than move him prior to the Feb. 27 Trade Deadline.
SOG: 26 | +/-: 2
The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder also brings an element of toughness to the team -- he's third on the team with 56 penalty minutes, and has 57 hits.
"Andy really likes the team and the city," Sutton's agent, Pat Morris, said in a text message to the newspaper. "He's very pleased with staying. He knows there was interest trade-wise, but had the opportunity to stay and welcomed Edmonton's commitment. He loves the youth on the team and wants to be part of a good finish this year and a playoff run next year."
Sutton arrived in Edmonton last July 1 from Anaheim in a trade for defenseman Kurtis Foster. Now in his 13th season, Sutton has 38 goals and 111 assists in 657 games with the Sharks, Wild, Thrashers, Islanders, Senators, Ducks and Oilers.
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