OTTAWA (AP) -The Ottawa Senators have acquired veteran defenseman Andy Sutton from the New York Islanders in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft.
The 34-year-old Sutton has 34 goals and 101 assists in 567 games with San Jose, Minnesota, Atlanta and the Islanders. The 6-foot-6 defenseman has 984 career penalty minutes, including 73 this season while posting four goals and eight assists in 54 games with New York.
His 153 blocked shots this season are second overall in the league.
The second-round draft choice obtained by the Islanders originally belonged to San Jose, which dealt the pick to Ottawa as part of the Sept. 12 trade in which the Senators sent Dany Heatley to the Sharks for Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo.