Traded to Nashville by Montreal for Nashville's 2nd round choice (Jacob De Rose) in 2013 Entry Draft and Montreal's 5th round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Patrik Bartosak) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Chelyabinsk (KHL), September 14, 2012.
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