Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 21, 1989. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington with Tyler Larter and Bob Joyce for Craig Duncanson, Brent Hughes, and Simon Wheeldon, May 21, 1991. Claimed by Ottawa from Winnipeg in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992.
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