OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 31: Jeff Skinner #53 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first-period goal against the Ottawa Senators with teammates at the players' bench at Canadian Tire Centre on March 31, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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