2014-15: Played in 200th career NHL game 10/23 at SJS... Recorded first goal of season 10/9 at BUF.
2013-14: Tallied 13-11-24 in 22GP w/Springfield... Scored 1st goal for CBJ on 11/25 at TOR (Reimer)... Made CBJ debut on 10/19 at WSH.
Career: Had career-high 4-game point streak from 3/7-3/12/13 (1-3-4)... Finished 2nd on FLA in hits with 96 in 2012-13... Skated in 100th career NHL game on 10/24/11 at MTL... Recorded 1st career NHL goal and assist on 1/8/08 at MTL (w/CHI)... Made NHL debut on 12/30/07 vs. LAK (w/CHI)... Won NCAA championship with Wisconsin in 2006... One of a record-setting 8 American-born players selected in the 1st round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft... Member of Team USA at the IIHF World U18 Championships in 2004 (silver) and 2005 (gold) as well as the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2006 and 2007 (silver)... Also represented USA at 2011 IIHF World Championship.
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