NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 26: Ryan Ellis #49 of the Nashville Predators laces his skates for his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings prior to a game at the Bridgestone Arena on December 26, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday