Traded to Phoenix by Columbus for Nat DiCasmirro, February 28, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 8, 2009. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Boleslav (CzRep), October 5, 2011.
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