BOSTON - MAY 3: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins walks out to the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinall round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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