MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 24: Montreal Canadien fans with Brian Gionta's wife during the Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night before the NHL game against the New York Rangers on October 24, 2009 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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