NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 11: Former NBA player and Newark native Shaquille O'neal drops the ceremonial first puck between team captains Ed Jovanovski #55 of the Florida Panthers and Bryce Salvador #24 of the New Jersey Devils prior to the game at the Prudential Center on January 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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