COYOTES: Picked up his first point of the year with an assist on Oct. 15 vs. EDM... blocked five shots at CGY on Nov. 13... recorded an assist on Nov. 20 at DAL... scored a goal and blocked 5 shots at SJS on Nov. 22... tallied an assist at EDM on Dec. 1... skated in a career-high 29:29 on Dec. 16 vs. EDM... STARS: Claimed off waivers on Jan. 3... made his Dallas debut on Jan. 10 and had three shots and three blocked shots at COL... FLAMES: Claimed off waivers on Mar. 1... made his Flames debut and scored the shootout winner on Mar. 5 at BOS... was a +2 at DET on Mar. 6...
PLAYOFFS: Had a team-high four shots at VAN on Apr. 15... recorded his first career NHL playoff assist and was +2 on Apr. 19 vs. VAN... was a +1 with three shots vs. ANA on May 8...
WHL East Second All-Star Team (2007)
Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Arizona (CHL), October 2, 2012.
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