OHL First All-Star Team (2008, 2009) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2009) Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (2009)
Signed as a free agent by Spartak Moscow (KHL), June 6, 2012. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Charlotte (AHL), March 26, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 11, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Dornbirner (Austria), June 16, 2014.
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