UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 02: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders helps clear the puck away from Evgeni Nabokov #20 during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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