UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Patrick Marleau #12,Joe Pavelski #8 and Brent Burns #88 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Pavelski at 17 seconds of the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 29, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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