Signed as a free agent by Fribourg (Swiss), July 7, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), July 23, 2007. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Toronto (AHL), October 15, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Novosibirsk (KHL), January 15, 2010.
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