Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, April 24, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, August 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), May 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Riga (KHL), September 26, 2012.
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