DETROIT - MAY 10: Ryan Whitney #19 of the Anaheim Ducks and Kirk Maltby #18 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for the puck during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 10, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan (Photo by Dave Reginek/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