ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Fans make their way into the Scottrade Center prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing against the St. Louis Blues on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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