When the Colorado Avalanche added Brandon Saad to its roster, the organization acquired a forward that knows what it takes to win.
Saad is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, having won the title with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013 and 2015, and is just 27 years old.
"We think he's going to be a great fit and do a tremendous job," said Colorado executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic. "He is a really good two-way player. He goes to the net; he gets his goals. We have a lot of great shooters, perimeter shooters, but he will be getting to the front of the net and getting those dirty goals. And we just think that he is a versatile player, can play anywhere in the lineup, and we think it's going to be a great addition."