Andy Sutton Equipped For Life After Hockey

By Marcus Boutilier

Playing big was never a problem for retired NHL veteran Andy Sutton. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound defenceman played a fearless style of game, blocking shots, making big hits, and standing up for himself and teammates. Thinking big was never a problem either, giving Sutton the confidence to forge a lengthy 676-game NHL career spanning 13 years and seven teams after not being drafted at 18 years old.

That same thought process and competitive drive also helped guide him to a second career, in business, with his new hockey company Verbero. A Latin meaning of hammer, beat, scourge, and drum encompasses the word “Verbero” as a perfect fit for hockey fans that saw his career.

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