U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum approved the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes Monday, transferring ownership to the NHL. The agreement was reached last Monday during a recess in court proceedings and needed Baum's approval to be final.
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