Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Traded to Chicago by Carolina with Carolina's 5th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Morgan Warren) in 1998 Entry Draft for Enrico Ciccone, July 25, 1997. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for Ryan VandenBussche, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Ayr Eagles (Britain), September 17, 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