GAME HIGHS: Goals: 2 / Assists: 1 / Points: 2 ... HAT TRICKS: 0 / MULTI-PT GAMES: 2
CAREER: In the 1st year of a 3-year contract...2013 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids...2013 ECHL All-Star...2012 CCHA Best Defensive Forward...2010 CCHA champion.
2014-15: Ranks top 20 in the NHL in faceoff %...Had his first-ever 2-goal game on 1/27 at FLA...Skated in his 100th NHL game on 1/15 at STL...Recorded 1st multipoint game on 11/14 vs. CHI (1-1-2)...Scored 2nd NHL goal on 10/11 vs. ANA.
OTHER: Recorded 70 points (31-39-70) in 165 games with the Michigan Wolverines from 2008-12...Graduate of East Grand Rapids High School in Grand Rapids, MI...Has played in 5 outdoor games, including 2 last season (AHL & NHL)...His 1st NHL goal was assisted by 2 Michigan State Spartans (Abdelkader/Miller).
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