OPJHL First All-Star Team (1998) OPJHL Player of the Year (1998) Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1999, 2000) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1999) Hockey East First All-Star Team (2002) Hockey East Player of the Year (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2003) Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (AHL Rookie of the Year) (2003) AHL First All-Star Team (2007) John P. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL Top Scorer) (2007) Les Cunningham Award (AHL MVP) (2007) AHL Second All-Star Team (2009, 2011)
Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 23, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 6, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), July 29, 2010.
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