Traded to Columbus by Detroit for Columbus's 6th round choice (Andreas Sundin) in 2003 Entry Draft, August 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Aylmer (OHA-Sr.), October, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Bergen (Norway), October 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Duisburg (German-2), December 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 12, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), October 9, 2006.
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