TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning laughs as he see fans dressed in costumes for Halloween during the pre-game warm-ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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