SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 29: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates for the puck against Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on December 29, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don 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