TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 21: James van Riemsdyk #21 of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks to shoot as Marek Mazanec #39 of the Nashville Predators defends the goal during NHL game action November 21, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Graig Abel/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