Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Florida, February 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 11, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for future considerations, November 16, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, November 21, 2000.
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