2015 Playoff Notes:
- His two assists are tied for the highest mark by a Preds rookie in a playoff series.
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Helped Sweden to a bronze medal while participating in his third consecutive World Championship tournament in 2014, where he tied for second on Team Sweden with a +3 rating in 10 games played.
- A member of the Brynas squad that won the 2012 Le Mat Trophy as Elitserien champions; in the 2012 postseason, ranked second among all skates in plus/minus (+12) and assists (tie, 12).
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