CCHA Second All-Star Team (1998) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1998) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Outstanding U.S.- Born Rookie IHL) (2000) IHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
Traded to Nashville by NY Islanders for Nashville's 4th round choice (Johan Halvardsson) in 1999 Entry Draft, April 14, 1999. Traded to Dallas by Nashvlle with future considerations for Jon Sim, February 17, 2003. Suspended by Dallas for violating terms of contract, December 3, 2003.
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