ECAC All-Rookie Team (2005) ECAC First All-Star Team (2008) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2008)
Claimed on waivers by Minnesota from Pittsburgh, September 29, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 12, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Idaho (ECHL), December 11, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 9, 2014.
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