NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 4: Newly aquired center Jeff Halpern #22 of the Los Angeles Kings, warms up prior to his first game as a King, against the Nashville Predators on March 4, 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.(Photo by John Russell/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