Signed as a free agent by Oulu (Finland), September 11, 2004. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago with Chicago's 3rd round choice (Garrett Klotz) in 2007 Entry Draft for Kyle Calder, February 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Omsk (KHL), June 24, 2009.
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