Sutton adds grit to Ducks blueline

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Anaheim Ducks added some grit to their blueline signing Andy Sutton to a two-year deal, the National Hockey League team said on Monday.

Terms of the deal were not released but the 35-year-old defenseman will earn $4.25 million according to local media.

Sutton, who split last season between the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators, had five goals and eight assists but ranked second in the league in blocked shots (204) and was sixth among defensemen for hits (197).

Signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Jose Sharks in 1998, Sutton has also had stints with Minnesota and Atlanta, compiling 35 goals, 101 assists and 1,018 penalty minutes in 585 career games.

(Writing by Steve Keating; Editing by Ian Ransom)