Tallied an assist vs. NYR in Game 4 (5/6) ... Scored his first career playoff game-winning goal in Game 3 vs. NYR (5/4) ... Earned three assists in seven games vs. NYI in the first round ... Won 15 of 19 faceoffs (78.9%) in Game 6 at NYI (4/25) ... Tallied his first career multi-assist playoff game in Game 5 vs. NYI (4/23) ... Won 13 of 20 faceoffs (65.0%) in Game 4 at NYI ... Won 9 of 13 faceoffs (69.2%) in Game 3 at NYI (4/19) ... Earned an assist in Game 2 vs. NYI (4/17)
2014-15 Regular Season
Registered career highs in goals (10), assists (10), points (20) and plus/minus (+6) and tied his career high in games played (62) ... Washington posted a 15-0-1 recprd this season when he earned a point ... Earned two points (1g, 1a) vs. BUF (3/7) ... Earned a career-high three points (2g, 1a) and recorded his second career multi-goal game at SJ (2/11) ... Played in his 200th NHL game at CHI (11/7).
Signed as a free agent by Washington, March 26, 2008.
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