VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 15: Vancouver Canucks fans cheer before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Canucks and the St. Louis Blues at General Motors Place on April 15, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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