GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 16: Christopher Tanev #8 and Chris Higgins #20 of the Vancouver Canucks skate to the bench as Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates with teammates after a first period goal at Jobing.com Arena on January 16, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/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