Notes: Missed games: Has missed 30 2014-15 regular season games due to injury ... An RFA at the conclusion of last season, he is in the midst of the first of a three-year contract he signed with Ottawa on July 31.
2013-14: Established a new career high with 12 victories while appearing in a new season-high 36 games ... Made his season debut on Oct. 12 at San Jose (3-2 loss) where he matched his (then) career and (then) franchise high in shots (50) and saves (47) ... Set new personal and franchise highs in shots (57) and saves (53) on Nov. 1 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss) ... Became the first goaltender in franchise history to face 50 shots in one game and earn a victory when he did so on Feb. 4 at St. Louis (5-4 SO win).
2014-15 Season highs: Shots: 40 (2x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win); Saves: 38 (2x) last: Oct. 18 vs Columbus (3-2 win)
Career game highs: Shots: 57, 11/1/13 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss); Saves: 53, 11/1/13 vs N.Y. Islanders (5-4 SO loss)
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