ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 4: Goalie Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot from teammate Andy McDonald #10 during warm-ups in an NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on April 4, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (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