CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates across the ice with teammates (L-R) Brandon Bollig #52, Brent Seabrook #7 and Brandon Pirri #37 after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period during the NHL game on October 12, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill 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