Ken Sutton
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
6 ft 0 in (0 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
San Jose Sharks
New York Islanders
Ingolstadt ERC
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 5 1969 (1969-11-05) (age 50),
Edmonton, Alberta
NHL Draft Round 5, 98th overall, 1989
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 19902006

Kenneth William "Ken" Sutton (Born November 5, 1969 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired NHL defenceman.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Junior career[edit | edit source]

Ken Sutton played one season for the Saskatoon Blades in 1988–89 helping the team to the Memorial Cup final.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

He began his career with the Rochester Americans of the AHL where he would play for 2 seasons before being called up to the Buffalo Sabres in 1991. He stayed with Buffalo until he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Scott Pearson on April 7, 1995.

He played parts of 2 seasons for Edmonton in between stints with the Worcester IceCats. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues along with Igor Kravchuk for Jeff Norton and Donald Dufresne on January 4, 1996. He only played a total of 7 games for the Blues spending the rest of the season with the IceCats.

Sutton was traded to the New Jersey Devils with St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brett Clouthier) in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft for Mike Peluso and Ricard Persson on November 26, 1996. He spent the entire 1997 in the minors between the IHL's Manitoba Moose and the AHL's Albany River Rats. He played 13 games for New Jersey in 1998 before being traded to the San Jose Sharks with John MacLean for Doug Bodger and Dody Wood on December 7, 1997.

He played 8 games for San Jose. He was sent back to New Jersey on August 26, 1998 for future considerations. He played the next season for Albany. He was claimed by the Washington Capitals in the Waiver Draft on September 27, 1999 before being sent back to New Jersey for future considerations on October 5. He again played the majority of the season in Albany before being called back to the Devils for the playoffs. He would help New Jersey win the Stanley Cup in 2000. His name was included on the Stanley Cup in 2000 even though he did not qualify. Sutton played 6 regulars seasong games, and did not dress in the playoffs. He played one more season for the Devils. This time playing in the Stanley Cup finals in 2001 where they would lose to the Colorado Avalanche in 7 games.

He signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders on July 5, 2001. He split the 2002 season between the NHL and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.

Sutton went back to the Devils for the 2003 season playing the whole year for the Albany River Rats. After 2003 He left the NHL and went to play in Europe.

Europe[edit | edit source]

From 2003–2006 Ken Sutton played for the Ingolstadt ERC of the DEL.

Awards and achievements[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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