Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto with Gary Croteau and Wayne Thomas for Grant Moore and Lou Deveault, September 30, 1968. Traded to Toronto by Los Angeles with Garry Monahan for Bob Pulford, September 3, 1970. Signed as a free agent by Springfield (AHL), November, 1970. Traded to Baltimore (AHL) by Springfield (AHL) for cash, June, 1971. Traded to Detroit by Baltimore (AHL) for cash, November, 1974.
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