UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 20: Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders ducks under a hit by Brayden Schenn #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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