PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 23: Jochen Hecht #55 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck in front of Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 23, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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