COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: Goaltender Anton Khudobin #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes defends as Corey Tropp #26 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates the puck around the net during the first period on March 18, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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