DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets gets off a shot and goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes the save as Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche follows the play at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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