Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas for Benoit Hogue and Tampa Bay's 6th round choice (Michal Blazek) in 2001 Entry Draft, March 21, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. NY Rangers, December 19, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. NY Islanders, October 10, 2000.
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