Will be competing for his country for the seventh time -- won gold medals with Canada at the 2002 Olympics, 2004 World Championship and 1991 World Junior Championship as well as winning the 2004 World Cup.
Is the only player in hockey history to have won a Stanley Cup, Olympic gold medal, World Championship, World Junior Championship, World Cup and Memorial Cup.
Did not play in the 2006 Olympics after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Feb. 13/06.
Was a member of the tournament All-Star Team at the 1992 World Junior Championship.
Played with his brother Rob on Team Canada at the 2004 World Championship.
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