Son of Adam EHL North Second All-Star Team (1966) AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Loaned to Johnstown (EHL) by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement, January 25, 1967. Claimed by Detroit from Baltimore (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Nelson Pyatt) in 1973 Amateur Draft and cash, February 25, 1973. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for future considerations, July, 1974. Last NHL goaltender to play without a facemask.
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