Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Four
PITTSBURGH - MAY 08: Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his goal with teammates against the Washington Capitals during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 8, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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