SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 09: Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks keep their eyes on the puck during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings on December 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
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