UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 24: Dmitry Kulikov #7 of the Florida Panthers checks Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders into the boards at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 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