Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 27, 2009. Traded to Carolina by Vancouver with Vancouver's 4th round choice (Josh Wesley) in 2014 Entry Draft for Zac Dalpe and Jeremy Welsh, September 29, 2013.
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