SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 27: David Steckel #20 of the Anaheim Ducks chases Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on March 27, 2013 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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