COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 17: Jack Johnson #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Corey Tropp #78 of the Buffalo Sabres while chasing after the puck during the first period on September, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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