Rights transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Anaheim by Colorado for Warren Rychel and Anaheim's 4th round choice (Sanny Lindstrom) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998. Traded to Chicago by Anaheim for Chicago's 4th round choice (Alexandr Chagodayev) in 1999 Entry Draft, January 28, 1999. Signed as a free agent by HC Davos (Swiss), June 13, 2001.
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