2014-15: Skated in 9:20 in his NHL debut vs. PHI, Dec. 29 Recalled from Portland (AHL), Dec. 28 Recorded 4-4-8 with 4 PIM and a plus-2 rating in 29 games with the Pirates.
2013-14: Appeared in 2 games with Portland Made his professional debut on Apr. 16 versus Albany Totaled 26-35-61 and a plus-25 rating in 65 games with Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) Finished 3rd on the team in scoring, 4th in assists and 3rd in goals.
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