LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings sits next to young fans on the bench during warm ups prior to the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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