WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on November 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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