Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to arm injury vs. Hershey (AHL), February 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 5, 2002.
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