PHILADELPHIA , PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Head Coach Peter Laviolette, Chris Pronger and James van Riemsdyk laugh as Chairman Ed Snider of the Philadelphia Flyers spars with President, General Manager Glen Sather of the New York Rangers at the NHL 2012 Winter Classic Press Conference at Citizens Bank Park on September 26, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/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