ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 27: Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild and David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues greet paralympic sled hockey team members Josh Pauls #27 and Steve Cash #34 prior to an NHL game on March 27, 2014 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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