WCHA First All-Star Team (2006) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2006) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2006) NHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
Traded to Edmonton by Colorado for Tommy Salo and Edmonton's 6th round choice (Justin Mercier) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 8, 2004. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for Nick Schultz, February 27, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 28, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2014.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday