Traded to Columbus by Calgary for Columbus' 4th round choice (later traded to Los Angeles, later traded to Florida Florida selected Garrett Wilson) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL), September 2, 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