AJHL All-Rookie Team (2005) WHL West First All-Star Team (2008)
Traded to St. Louis by Los Angeles for St. Louis' 5th round choice (later traded to Florida Florida selected Wade Megan) in 2009 Entry Draft, June 4, 2008. Traded to Florida by St. Louis for Graham Mink, August 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Hamilton (AHL), October 14, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Hamilton (AHL), December 16, 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