RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 13: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes has his skates sharpened by equipment manager George Alves prior to an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres, their third and final meeting of the 2013-14 regular season, at PNC Arena on March 13, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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