CHL First All-Star Team (1974) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CHL) (1974) Most Valuable Defenseman CHL (1974) CHL Second All-Star Team (1978)
Signed to a five-game tryout by Tulsa (CHL), January, 1973. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September, 1974. Traded to Vancouver by Toronto for cash, January 29, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA), June, 1978.
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