Jordan Staal of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for position with Brendan Morrison of the Anaheim Ducks on January 16, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 3-1. (Photo by Joe Sargent/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