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Ducks Acquire Brian Sutherby from Washington

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks announced on Monday that they have acquired center Brian Sutherby from the Washington Capitals in exchange for the club’s second round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

In 259 career NHL contests over six seasons with Washington, Sutherby collected 61 points with 281 PIM.

Sutherby, 25 (3/1/82), has appeared in five contests this season for Washington, earning 1-0=1 point with seven penalty minutes (PIM).  The Edmonton, Alberta native has played in 259 career NHL contests over six seasons with Washington, collecting 26-35=61 points with 281 PIM.  Sutherby played in a career-high 76 games with the Capitals in 2005-06, while also establishing career-highs in goals, assists and points (14-16=30).  The 6-3, 215-pound center also appeared in five Stanley Cup Playoff contests with Washington in 2002-03, going scoreless with 10 PIM. 

Drafted by Washington in the first round (26th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Sutherby appeared in 208 career contests with Moose Jaw of the Western Hockey League (WHL), recording 79-99=178 points with 362 PIM over four seasons.  He led the club in both goals (34) and points (77) during the 2000-01 season.  Sutherby has also played in 64 American Hockey League (AHL) contests with Portland, earning 12-28=40 points with 142 PIM.  In addition, he represented Team Canada at the 2002 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic, winning the silver medal.

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