RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 23: Young Carolina Hurricanes fans attempt to get the attention of their favorite players prior to an NHL game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 23, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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