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Brandon Saad | Winger | #20

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Saad scored a hat trick in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
Saad was re-acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets this summer, and he seemed comfortable enough with his old/new team tonight. He'll get an opportunity to play on one of Chicago's top two lines which makes him relevant in most standard fantasy leagues. Saad had 24 goals and 53 points in 82 games with Columbus last season. Sep 21 - 11:17 PM

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Brandon Saad feels very comfortable being reunited with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Chicago dealt Saad to Columbus in 2015, but reacquired him over the summer. "It's kind of like I never left," said Saad. "It's a different locker room now (after it was remodeled in 2015), but it's good to be back. You see some familiar faces, you're used to everything around the city and things like that, so I'm feeling pretty comfortable." As previously mentioned, Saad opened training camp on a line with Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik. Toews and Saad played on the same line during his first stint with the team, so that arrangement creates another layer of familiarity for Saad. Obviously nothing has been finalized yet, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Saad play primarily with Toews in 2017-18.
Sep 17 - 12:13 PM

Brandon Saad opened Blackhawks training camp on a line with Jonathan Toews and Richard Panik.

The 'Hawks acquired Saad from the Blue Jackets this offseason, and they have big plans for him. There was plenty of chatter about him playing with Toews, so it isn't shocking to see them together at this point. "I saw some things going on with that line today that you can envision going forward with," head coach Joel Quenneville said. "Whether it's their size, how they can read off one another or roll off pucks or roll off checks and sustain pucks. (Saad) gives us all those ingredients, and his quickness and speed is dangerous." The line is set it stone, but they should be given every opportunity to stick together.
Sep 16 - 10:14 AM

Brandon Saad says he's excited to be reunited with Jonathan Toews.

Saad was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of a trade that saw Artemi Panarin head the other way. Toews and Saad did some damage together during Saad's first tenure in Chicago, so they're hoping they'll be able to leave right where they left off. "(Toews) is someone I talked to shortly after it happened. He’s a guy I’ve always kept in touch with, great friend," Saad said. "To be reunited, getting that chance to play with him again, he’s an incredible player and his resume speaks for itself. I look forward to trying to rekindle that."
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 24 - 9:35 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have reacquired Brandon Saad along with Anton Forsberg and a 2018 fifth-round pick in exchange for Artemi Panarin, Tyler Motte, and a 2017 sixth-round pick.

Panarin and Saad both come with a $6 million annual cap hit, so this isn't about saving money in the short-term for Chicago, but Saad is signed through 2020-21 while Panarin can become an unrestricted free agent following the 2018-19 campaign, so Chicago is gaining some cost certainty here. Saad had 24 goals and 53 points in 82 games last season, making it the third straight campaign where he recorded between 52 and 53 points. He's a known quantity for Chicago as he played with the Blackhawks until 2015 when they dealt him to Columbus in the first place.
Jun 23 - 12:46 PM

Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is hoping that Brandon Saad is more consistent in 2017-18.

"When you see his best game and his average game, there’s too big of a gap," Kekalainen said. "When he’s at his best, he can be a dominating force. We expect that 82 times a year. He knows it as well as we do." Saad had 24 goals and 53 points in 82 games this season. That's the third straight season that he's recorded either 52 or 53 points. The 24-year-old still has some untapped offensive upside left though.
Apr 25 - 10:28 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Saad's second-period goal tied the game at one. Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, they allowed Pittsburgh to score the next three goals. The Blue Jackets have now dropped the first two games of the series in Pitsburgh. Game 3 will be held in Columbus on Sunday night.
Apr 14 - 10:00 PM

Pittsburgh native Brandon Saad will play against the Penguins in the opening round of the postseason.

"You get more calls and texts, things like that," Saad said. "Otherwise, for me, it's exciting. I like to see family and friends after the game or the off day. It's going to be a lot of fun." He had his fair share of playoff success with Chicago, with 15 goals and 34 points in 67 outings. Coach John Tortorella wants to see Saad "raise his level" in the playoffs after he struggled down the stretch.
Apr 12 - 4:32 PM

Brandon Saad scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Saad scored both of his goals in the second period (just over five minutes apart). The Blue Jackets forward finished the game with a game-high six shots on goal in 19:40 of ice time. Saad has 24 goals and 53 points in 80 games this season. Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner also found the back of the net for Columbus.
Apr 6 - 9:48 PM

Brandon Saad reached the 50-point milestone on Tuesday.

Saad found the back of the net in a 3-1 win over Buffalo. This is the third straight campaign he's recorded at least 50 points. He still has a chance to surpass his career-high of 53 points, which he set last season.
Mar 29 - 9:26 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He finally put his eight-game goalless drought to bed. The Blue Jackets found themselves down 2-0 after 20 minutes, but they battled back to tie the game thanks to goals by David Savard and Saad. Unfortunately for Columbus, the Leafs scored three unanswered goals to close out the game. Saad has 21 goals and 28 assists in 72 games this season.
Mar 22 - 9:56 PM

Brandon Saad scored the first goal of the night, but he did not get enough Blue Jackets’ help to stem a 3-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday.

The Jackets scored the first and last goals of the night to bookend their loss. Saad’s goal came at 2:17 in the first, but they would have to wait until there was 2:22 remaining in the game to score again. Sam Gagner scored the final goal of the night on a power-play. This was Saad’s 45th point of the season.
Mar 5 - 12:24 AM

Brandon Saad scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Brandon Saad picked up his own rebound and just got enough of the puck to get it passed Devan Dubnyk for his 19th goal of the year. It's not looking like Saad will surpass his career high of 31 goals set last season, but he will likely best his career high of 53 points as he is currently on pace for 58. Nick Foligno picked up the only assist of the game.
Mar 2 - 10:09 PM

Brandon Saad has reached the 40-point mark.

Saad accomplished that by registering an assist in Columbus' 5-2 win over Toronto on Wednesday. At this rate there's a fair chance that he'll surpass his career-high of 53, which was established last season.
Feb 16 - 4:29 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets were blanked by the Vancouver Canucks in a 3-0 loss on Thursday.

Saad and Atkinson led the way for the Blue Jackets with four shots a piece but neither of them could beat Miller who looked really sharp tonight. The Blue Jackets have now lost five of their last seven games and need some work if they'd like to get back to their early season form. They'll look to bounce back on Saturday in Detroit.
Feb 9 - 10:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Artem Anisimov
3Nick Schmaltz
4Tanner Kero
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vince Hinostroza
4Lance Bouma
5John Hayden
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Ryan Hartman
4Jordin Tootoo
5Tomas Jurco
6Alex DeBrincat
7Tommy Wingels
8Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Connor Murphy
4Gustav Forsling
5Michal Rozsival
6Michal Kempny
7Jordan Oesterle
8Erik Gustafsson
9Jan Rutta
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg
3Jean-Francois Berube