Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Philadelphia, April 9, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia (AHL), August 11, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (ECHL), September 24, 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