2014-15: Named NHL's 2nd Star of the Week for 3/23-3/29 (4-3-7)... Posted 2nd career hat trick 3/27 at CHI... Had 100th career NHL point (goal) 3/13 vs. EDM... Tied career high w/ 9 shots 11/8 vs. TBL... Tied career-best 4-game point streak (3-2-5) 10/9-10/17... Recorded first goal of season (PPG/GWG) 10/9 at BUF.
2013-14: Reached 20-goal plateau for the 1st time in his career, 4/1 vs. COL... Finished 2nd on CBJ in SOG (216)... Tallied career-high 4P (2G-2A), 12/10 vs. NJD.
Career: Registered 9-9-18 in 35 games with CBJ in 2012-13... Recorded 33GP-17G-21A-38P with Falcons (AHL) during work stoppage... Represented USA at 2012 IIHF World Championships (8GP-1G-2A-3P) Member of BC Eagles from 2008-11 (117GP-68G-56A-124P) Won NCAA title in 2010... Led Hockey East in scoring in 2010-11 (39GP-31G-21A-52P) Named Hockey East 1st Team All-Star and was finalist for Hobey Baker Award in 2010-11.
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