WINNIPEG, MB - DECEMBER 12: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches on the ice as he takes part in the pre-game warm up prior to NHL action against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on December 12, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/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