Saad, who can become a restricted free agent July 1, did nothing but reinforce his standing as an integral part of the Blackhawks' success throughout the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals, including two in the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and was strong defensively playing on the top two lines.
"He's grown as a player," Bowman said Wednesday. "We want him to continue to grow and take a bigger role next year. We've seen him emerge over the last couple of seasons. He's just starting to grow into a big role on our team, and that's going to continue for many years to come. We'll work that out."