WCHA First All-Star Team (1954, 1955, 1956) NCAA West First All-American Team (1954) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1954) IHL First All-Star Team (1961, 1962) Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (Leading Scorer IHL) (1961) IHL Second All-Star Team (1963)
Traded to Boston by NY Rangers (Saskatoon-WHL) for cash, September 30, 1958.
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