RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 01: Alexander Semin #28 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at PNC Arena on February 1, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Semin is two goals shy of 200 career NHL goals. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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