Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Rockford (AHL), August 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Gwinnett (ECHL), August 17, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Peoria (AHL), November 12, 2010.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason