CHL Second All-Star Team (1983)
Traded to Philadelphia by Minnesota with Bo Berglund for Ed Hospodar and Todd Bergen, November 29, 1985. Traded to Vancouver by Philadelphia with Rich Sutter and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Don Gibson) in 1986 Entry Draft for J.J. Daigneault, Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Kent Hawley) in 1986 Entry Draft and Vancouver's 5th round choice (later traded back to Vancouver Vancouver selected Sean Fabian) in 1987 Entry Draft, June 6, 1986. Traded to St. Louis by Vancouver for Robert Nordmark and St. Louis's 2nd round choice (later traded to Montreal Montreal selected Craig Darby) in 1991 Entry Draft, September 6, 1988.
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