BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 17: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on October 17, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/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