Played in NHL All-Star Game (1958, 1962, 1963, 1964)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Andy Bathgate and Gary Jarrett for Marcel Pronovost, Larry Jeffrey, Ed Joyal, Lowell MacDonald and Aut Erickson, May 20, 1965. Claimed by California (Oakland) from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Pittsburgh by Oakland for Bob Dillabough, November 29, 1968.
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