VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 20: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks stretches before the start of their game against the Detroit Red Wings at General Motors Place on March 20, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kesler signed a five year contract extension with the Canucks this week. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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