BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Ryder Kopacz, of Cheektowaga, NY, watches his father, Ted, warmup before the game against the Buffalo Sabres play the Vancouver Canucks at HSBC Arena on November 15, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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