WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the first period during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Verizon Center on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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