Son of Ron
Traded to Tampa Bay by Boston for Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Jason Churchill) in 2004 Entry Draft, January 13, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), May 17, 2008. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Adirondack (AHL), December 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, March 3, 2010.
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