CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 26: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild and Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks fight for the puck on October 26, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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