RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 05: Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres battles for the puck with Jordan Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on March 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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