DENVER - OCTOBER 1: A view of the Colorado Avalanche locker room set up with Joe Sakic game Jerseys prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Jerseys will be auctioned off after being signed by each player and Joe Sakic. (Photo by Michael Martin/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