ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Antti Niemi #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks waits on the crease during warmups prior to the game against the Anaheim Ducks on November 27, 2009 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter