Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, May 20, 2002. Missed majority of 2004-05 due to concussion vs. Bridgeport (AHL), November 19, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 21, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), July 20, 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