BUFFALO, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Drew Stafford #21 and Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres battle in the crease against Peter Budaj #30 of the Montreal Canadiens at First Niagara Center on February 7, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/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