Signed to PTO (tryout) contract by Hartford (AHL), January 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), September 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 6, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), April 20, 2004.
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