Made his NHL debut vs. BOS (4/8) ... Recalled from Hershey (AHL) on April 7 ... Registered 45 points (25 goals, 20 assists) in 64 games with Hershey (AHL) this season ... Set career highs in goals, assists and points this season, leads the AHL in power-play goals (15) and ranks first among Bears skaters in goals .. Recorded a career-high six game point streak from Feb. 6-15 (five goals, four assists) and has tallied 10 multi-point games this season.
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