UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 26: In honor of Hockey Fights Cancer, Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders greets Luke, a young cancer patient from Long Island during warmups before the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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