EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 18: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers reaches for the puck in front of Michael Del Zotto #5 of the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on March 18, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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