DETROIT - MARCH 26: Marek Zidlicky #3 of the Minnesota Wild gets tied up with Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings and he tries to get up off the ice during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 26, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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