CCHA Second All-Star Team (2007) CCHA First All-Star Team (2008) CCHA Player of the Year (2008) NCAA West First All-American Team (2008)
Traded to Colorado by Phoenix with Peter Mueller for Wojtek Wolski, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, July 6, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 3, 2014.
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