Traded to Brandon (WHL) by Tri-City (WHL) for Jomar Cruz, November 23, 1999. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to shoulder injury vs. Red Deer (WHL), October 10, 2000. Traded to Chicago by Buffalo for Michael Leighton, October 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), August 31, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), December 26, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 8, 2007.
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