QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1996) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1996) QMJHL First All-Star Team (1997) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) John P. Sollenger Award (Leading Scorer - AHL) (2004)
Missed majority of 1997-98 due to concussion in training camp, September, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), May 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (Russia), August 29, 2006.
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