Paces the team with 157 blocked shots
* Ranks fourth on the team and leads club defensemen with 32 assists this season
* Played in his 400th career NHL game on 10/9 vs. CHI
* Posted two assists on 12/2 at TOR
* Recorded two assists, a +3 rating, four hits and three blocked shots on 1/4 at CHI
* Earned two helpers and five blocked shots on 1/13 vs. OTT
* Tallied two assists and a +3 rating on 1/18 at CHI
* Is now one of four NHL defensemen to earn at least 20 assists in each of their last six seasons
* Scored his third goal of the season on 3/5 at FLA
* Recorded two points (1-1=2) with a +2 rating on 3/12 at CAR
* Earned two assists (0-2=2) on 3/21 vs. CHI
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2005) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2006) WCHA First All-Star Team (2007) NCAA West First All-American Team (2007) AHL All-Rookie Team (2008)
Traded to Dallas by Pittsburgh for James Neal and Matt Niskanen, February 21, 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