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Brandon Saad | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Contract: view contract details

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The Blue Jackets’ top line torched the Predators on Saturday night, accounting for four of the team’s seven goals in the 7-1 preseason win.
If that’s not enough, the trio of Brandon Saad (two goals, assist), Nick Foligno (two goals, two assists) and Ryan Johansen (four assists) recorded a combined 11 points. Too bad it doesn’t count. It is likely to be a precursor to what’s to come, though. The Blue Jackets are a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference, and it starts with the Saad addition and this line. Brandon Dubinsky (goal, assist), Rene Bourque (goal, assist) and Jared Boll had the other goals. Oct 3 - 10:04 PM

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Brandon Saad, Ryan Johansen, and Nick Foligno have been dominate in the preseason.

In two exhibition games, that line has combined for six goals and 14 points. Obviously you can't read too much into that given the nature of preseason contests, but the Saad-Johansen-Foligno line could prove to be one of the most effective units this season. That would be particularly beneficial for Saad, who had 52 points with Chicago last season.
Sep 30 - 11:00 AM

Brandon Saad scored two goals and two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.

It was quite the performance from Saad, who had four root canals done less than a week ago. The 22-year-old picked up his assists in the first and second periods when he set up goals from Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno. He added goals of his own in the second and third periods to put the game out of reach. Scott Hartnell also scored for the Jackets. Columbus will open their season on October 9th when they host the New York Rangers.
Sep 29 - 10:52 PM

Brandon Saad needed four root canals after taking a puck to the mouth during a practice.

Saad won't play on Thursday, but hopes to participate in his first preseason game of the year on Saturday. That would be an impressively fast return, especially for the sake of a game that doesn't count.
Sep 24 - 2:57 PM

Brandon Saad (mouth) won't be in the lineup on Thursday.

He missed Tuesday's exhibition game as well after he was hit in the mouth by a puck at practice. Saad will have to wait a little longer to see his first game action with the Blue Jackets.
Sep 23 - 3:48 PM

Brandon Saad took a puck to the mouth at Monday's practice and he'll miss Tuesday's exhibition game against St. Louis as a result.

He left the session early and required "some work" to repair the damage, according to a team spokesman. This probably won't keep Saad out for very long.
Sep 22 - 1:07 PM

Coach Todd Richards is expecting Brandon Saad to be a leader with the Blue Jackets.

"We know what type of player he is; he's an honest, hard-working player with a lot of speed and he can finish plays," said Richards. "He was on a great team and he's going to come in here and make this team better, there's no doubt in my mind." The Columbus bench boss wouldn't discuss his potential line combinations, but Saad is expected to get playing time with Ryan Johansen and Brandon Dubinsky as a top-six forward.
Aug 24 - 9:48 PM

Brandon Saad is projected to play with Ryan Johansen during his first season with Columbus.

However, he may be a good fit alongside Brandon Dubinsky too. Regardless of who he plays with, Saad is bound to see an increase in responsibility with his new team. The 22-year-old has won two Stanley Cups and he's coming off a 52-point season. He will get plenty of opportunities to surpass the 60-point mark in 2015-16.
Aug 5 - 2:27 PM

Brandon Saad ranks second on the Blue Jackets in playoff experience.

Of course, all 67 of those games were with the Blackhawks. What’s noteworthy is that Saad is only 22 years old, and trails Scott Hartnell, who is 33, by 24 games on the list. This underscores the relatively little playoff experience the Blue Jackets have on their roster, though it has grown in recent seasons with several additions. Brandon Dubinsky and his 37 games are first among team holdovers. The Blue Jackets have reached the playoffs twice in their 14 seasons.
Jul 26 - 5:36 PM

The negotiations between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Brandon Saad were pretty easy.

The two sides agreed pretty quickly on the six-year/$36 million contract extension with only the small details to work out."Both parties wanted to get a deal done, and get it done sooner rather than later," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen told The Columbus Dispatch. "Brandon wanted to get it done so he could concentrate on hockey and get to Columbus. It took a couple of days, but it was more about the smaller details than anything else. We weren't far apart at the start." Saad had 23 goals and 52 points last season and will look to top that mark in Columbus as he will be a go-to player, something he wasn't necessarily in Chicago.
Jul 4 - 6:13 AM

Brandon Saad has agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chicago dealt Saad to Columbus as it wouldn't have been able to meet the restricted free agent's contract demands. Saad had 23 goals and 52 points in 82 contests in 2014-15, so just by that standard, it would seem Columbus is overpaying. That being said, the expectation is that this is a contract Saad will go into. He's just 22 years old (23 in October) and it's not hard to envision $6 million annually looking like a fair price for the majority of this agreement. This also gives the Blue Jackets two very promising young, skilled forwards between Saad and Ryan Johansen.
Jul 3 - 2:47 PM

Brandon Saad and the Columbus Blue Jackets are still working on a new contract.

Columbus General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen said he and Saad's agent, Lewis Gross, are still negotiating. Saad was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks earlier in the week, but he still hasn't come to terms on a deal with his new team. The young winger was traded by the Hawks because they didn't feel that they could bring him back at a number that made sense for them. There were several reports saying that Saad was looking for $6.5 million per season. It will be interesting to see what the final numbers end up looking like once a deal is reached.
Jul 2 - 7:09 PM

Brandon Saad and Chicago never got close to agreeing to terms before he was traded to Columbus.

Saad is a restricted free agent and was reportedly looking for $6.5 million annually. "It's fair to say we both tried hard to make it work. It wasn't going to in this scenario," Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said. "I don't think we ever came close on a contract. It wasn't for lack of effort. I respect their side. It just didn't work for us, and it obviously didn’t work for them. That's why we had to move on." We'll have to wait to see what Saad agrees to with Columbus.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 1 - 8:31 AM

Brandon Saad has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus also received Michael Paliotta and Alex Broadhurst from Chicago, while the Blackhawks acquired Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp, Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano and fourth-round pick in 2016. Changes were expected to come for the Blackhawks due to the cap and Saad, who is set to be a restricted free agent, becomes a casualty as a result.
Jun 30 - 5:25 PM

Restricted free agent Brandon Saad and the Blackhawks have had solid contract negotiations to date.

Both sides seem to feel progress is being made on a long-term deal. Saad is one of the Hawks' emerging talents and Chicago GM Stan Bowman wants to get a contract done. We are pegging Saad as a 60-point guy next season with the potential for more going forward. Stay tuned.
Jun 27 - 1:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Dalton Prout
7Cody Goloubef
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney