2014-15: Scored the first shorthanded goal of career Nov. 8 vs. New York. Had three-game point streak - longest of career - snapped Nov. 14 vs. Pittsburgh. Suffered an upper body injury Dec.31 at Boston. Missed 10 regular season games. Activated off IR and returned to the lineup Jan. 28 at New Jersey. Played a career-high 20:38 on Mar. 11 vs. Buffalo. Missed 10 games due to lower body injury suffered in Calgary on March 13. Registered an assist in return to lineup Apr. 5 vs. Ottawa. Skated in 100th game as a Leaf on Apr. 8 at Columbus.
Season Stats: Home: 32 GP, 9-6-15 Road: 29 GP, 2-7-9
Career as a Maple Leaf: 100 GP, 16-18-34
Career Highs (single game)
Goals - 2 (12/14/13 vs. CHI)
Assists - 1 (24X - 03/07/15 vs. STL)
Points - 3 (12/14/13 vs. CHI)
2010-11: Played on a line with Richard Panik while playing for the Guelph Storm
2013-14: Ranked 1st on the Marlies in playoff goals (7), assists (8) and points (15) in just 11 games
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