WCHA All-Rookie Team (2006)
Traded to Tampa Bay by Ottawa for Matt Gilroy, February 27, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), May 17, 2013 and resulting surgery. Officially announced his retirement, July 11, 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