NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 2: Chris Mason (L), along with Nick Spaling, Roman Josi and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators arrive wearing Cancer Train t-shirts before playing against the Colorado Avalanche at the Bridgestone Arena on April 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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