Anaheim Ducks Sign Brian Sutherby; Make Qualifying Offer To Corey Perry

Ken ArmerSenior Writer IJune 25, 2008


The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the organization had signed Brian Sutherby to a one year contract extension. Holding to club policy, no financial terms were disclosed but the deal is thought to be around $800,000.

The 26 year old, 6’3”, 210-pound center saw action in 50 NHL games this past season saw time with both Washington and Anaheim. In those 50 games he recorded one goal, one assist, for two points with 64 penalty minutes. Sutherby has appeared in 304 career games over six season, amassing 62 points and 338 penalty minutes. Sutherby saw his most action with the Capitals in 2005-2006 playing in 76 games. During these 76 games he recorded a career high in goals, assists, and points (14, 16, 30). Sutherby saw action in all five Stanley Cup Playoff games between Anaheim and Dallas in the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Sutherby went scoreless with two penalty minutes.

Sutherby was acquired from the Washington Capitals on November 19, 2007 in exchange for Anaheim’s second-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Sutherby was drafted by Washington in the first round, 26th overall of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

In other Ducks news, Anaheim made qualifying offers (no financial terms were disclosed due to club policy) to  forwards Stephen Dixon, Jason King, Geoff Platt, Drew Miller and Corey Perry.

As reported in the Ducks press release, forward Shane Hynes and goalie Gerald Coleman did not receive offers and will become free agents as of July 1.

Original Source and Image: Anaheim Ducks website