OMJHL First All-Star Team (1976, 1977) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1976) Stafford Smythe Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup - MVP) (1976) WJC-A All-Star Team (1977) Named Best Forward at WJC-A (1977) OMJHL MVP (1977) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1977)
Rights transferred to Los Angeles by Detroit as compensation for Detroit's signing of free agent Rogie Vachon, August 8, 1978. McCourt remained property of Detroit pending result of litigation hearing. Rights traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Andre St. Laurent and Detroit's 1st round choices in 1980 (Larry Murphy) and 1981 (Doug Smith) Entry Drafts, August 22, 1979. Traded to Buffalo by Detroit with Mike Foligno and Brent Peterson for Danny Gare, Jim Schoenfeld and Derek Smith, December 2, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 22, 1983.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason