Angelo Esposito of Canada battles for the puck with Jacob Markstrom of Sweden during the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championships gold medal game held at Scotiabank Place on January 5, 2009 in Ottawa, Ontario.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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