Claimed by Vancouver from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 10, 1970. Loaned to Seattle (WHL) by Vancouver with Jim Wiste for the remainder of the 1970-71 season for Bobby Schmautz, February 9, 1971. Selected by LA Sharks (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Chicago (WHA) by LA Sharks (WHA) for cash, October, 1972. Traded to Vancouver (WHA) by Chicago (WHA) for cash, September, 1973.
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