CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12: Ben Smith #28 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates across the ice with teammates (L-R) Brandon Bollig #52, Brent Seabrook #7 and Brandon Pirri #37 after scoring against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period during the NHL game on October 12, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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