UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Phil Kessel #81 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is congratulated on his first period goal during the game against the New York Islanders on February 27, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/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