DENVER, CO - MARCH 08: (L-R) Nick Holden #2, Nathan MacKinnon #29, Gabriel Landeskog #92, and Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche kick a soccer ball to warm up prior to the game against the St Louis Blues at the Pepsi Center on March 8, 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