WASHINGTON - JANUARY 27: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals shoots at the empty net for the score at 2:16 into the game during a NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks on January 27, 2010 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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