Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2000) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001) Michel Briere Trophy (QMJHL MVP) (2001) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2001) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2001) Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup Leading Scorer) (2001) ECHL All-Rookie Team (2002) ECHL Playoff MVP (2002) (co-winner - Tyrone Garner) AHL First All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Nashville by Atlanta with Kirill Safronov for Ben Simon and Tomas Kloucek, December 2, 2003. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Nashville, November 29, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), May 6, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 25, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), January 9, 2008.
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