Claimed by Anaheim from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, September 27, 1999. Claimed by Minnesota from Anaheim in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), July 23, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Leksands (Sweden), December 2, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Rouen (France), September 4, 2007.
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