Signed as a free agent by Bodens (Sweden-2), August 20, 2004. Missed majority of 2008-09 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Darcy Hordichuk, October 6, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, February 11, 2011.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason