NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Sergei Kostitsyn #74 of the Nashville Predators laces up his skates for warmups against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game on October 19, 2010 at 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