VANCOUVER, CANADA - FEBRUARY 15: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks off the ice after a game-day skate before their NHL game against the Dallas Stars at Rogers Arena February 15, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kesler is returning to the Canucks lineup tonight after missing play because of multiple surgeries. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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