BCJHL Second All-Star Team (1970) BCJHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Signed as a free agent by San Diego (WHL), October 2, 1971. Traded to Philadelphia by San Diego (WHL) for Jim Stanfield, Tom Trevelyan, Bob Currier and Bob Hurlburt, May 25, 1973. Claimed by Washington from Philadelphia in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Washington, May 21, 1975.
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