Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (AHL Sportsmanship) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 3, 1998. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders for Niklas Andersson, August 17, 1999. Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Don MacLean, February 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), July 20, 2000.
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