EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 28: Edmonton fans walk by a statue of Wayne Gretzky before a game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames in an NHL game on December 28, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/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