- Scored his first NHL goal, the game winner, on March 19 at Arizona.
- Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on March 7 and made his Avalanche debut that night in Columbus.
- Dressed in two games for Colorado's AHL affiliate prior to being recalled (0g/1a).
- Was acquired from San Jose on March 2.
- Has appeared in 54 combined AHL games between Lake Erie and Worcester this season, tallying 31 points (9g/22a).
- Appeared in one game for the Sharks on Jan. 6 at Minnesota.
- Was recalled by San Jose on Jan. 5 and reassigned to Worcester on Jan. 12.
- Skated in a total of 12 career NHL games for the Sharks (0g/0a).
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