DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 28: PA Parenteau #15 of the Colorado Avalanche is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Pepsi Center on February 28, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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