NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 23: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes a slapshot on Anton Volchenkov #28 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game at Prudential Center on December 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/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