Scored a career-high 41 points (15g/26a) in 70 games during his seventh season with the Islanders...Tied for sixth on the team in points...Recorded five multi-point games, including a season-high three assists on Jan. 16 vs. Pittsburgh and a three-point (1g/2a), plus-4 contest on Feb. 14 vs. Columbus...Missed 12 games throughout the season due to injury...Suffered a hand injury on Oct. 23 at Boston missed 13 games...Recorded points in four straight games (1g/3a) (interrupted by injury) from Oct. 21 - Nov. 15...Missed two games due to a lower-body injury suffered Dec. 6 at Ottawa...Missed a game due to an upper-body injury on Jan. 6 at Vancouver...Had a four-game point streak (1g/6a) from Jan. 16-27...Recorded his 200th NHL point (assist) on Feb. 3 vs. Florida...Had a four-game point streak (2g/3a) from Mar. 3-9.
2015 Playoffs: Scored his first career playoff goal in Game 1 at Washington on Apr. 15.
Signed as a free agent by Bietigheim (German-2), November 9, 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