SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his goal with teammates against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center on December 20, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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