ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9: Keith Tkachuk #7 of the St. Louis Blues laces up his skates before a game against the Anaheim Ducks on April 9, 2010 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Tkachuk is retiring after this season and tonight is his last home game. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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