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Ottawa trades second-round draft pick in 2010 for defenceman Andy Sutton

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OTTAWA - Ottawa has traded a second-round draft pick in this year's draft to the New York Islanders for defenceman Andy Sutton.

Sutton, 34, has played in 54 games this season and has four goals and eight assists to go along with 73 penalty minutes.

He led the Islanders in hits and blocked shots. He has the second most blocked shots in the league with 153.

"It's an unbelievable opportunity," Sutton said of joining the Senators, who went into Tuesday's games atop the Northeast Division.

"Being an older player and getting a chance to play on such a great team and have a chance to win the Stanley Cup is a dream come true."

Sutton is in his 11th season and has played in 567 career games.

The draft pick the Islanders received was acquired by Ottawa in its trade last year with San Jose. The Senators got the second-round pick, Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo for Dany Heatley and Ottawa's fifth-round draft choice in 2010.

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