UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 05: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens (R) celebrates his goal at 5:21 of the first period against the New York Islanders along with Alex Galchenyuk #27 (L) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 5, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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