Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 8, 2008. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 16, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to upper-body injury, February 11, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 7, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Abbotsford (AHL), July 24, 2012.
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