WJC-A All-Star Team (1999) OHL First All-Star Team (1999) AHL All-Rookie Team (2000)
Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Fred Brathwaite, Sergei Varlamov and Calgary's 9th round choice (Grant Jacobsen) in 2001 Entry Draft for Roman Turek and St. Louis' 4th round choice (Yegor Shastin) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Rauma (Finland), December 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Milan (Italy), July 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), August 16, 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