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Brandon Saad | Winger | #20

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / CHI
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Brandon Saad scored the overtime winner in Chicago's 4-3 victory against Carolina on Saturday.
Saad was denied on a penalty shot earlier in the game so his goal was a bit of redemption. It also marked the end of a long drought as he hadn't found the back of the net since Oct. 14. He has seven goals and 10 points in 17 contests. Nov 12 - 6:26 AM

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Brandon Saad is currently riding a 10-game goalless drought.

Goals have been hard to come by in Chicago lately, as the entire team has scored just 12 times in their last seven games. Saad had six goals in his first six contests of the season, but he's gone ice cold lately. Expect him to break out of this funk soon. "A few games there I went without chances, it was definitely frustrating," Saad said. "But lately I’ve had some more chances, more looks. I think that helps with getting your swagger back and your confidence back. (Thursday) I had some looks, too. They’re going to go in. You’ve just got to stick with it."
Nov 11 - 11:23 AM

Brandon Saad replaced Patrick Sharp on the top line, with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, after 20 minutes on Thursday night.

Saad concluded the contest with a game-high 13 shot attempts, including eight on target, but he didn't post a point in a 3-1 loss to Philadelphia. He has posted one assist and no goals in his last 10 outings.
Nov 10 - 10:30 AM

Brandon Saad skated alongside Patrick Kane at Tuesday's practice.

Coach Joel Quenneville has been changing up his combinations frequently lately and he chastised his players during the session. Chicago has lost five of six games and they will look to bounce back on Wednesday versus Philadelphia.
Nov 1 - 10:59 AM

Brandon Saad scores his sixth goal of the season 3:05 into overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1.

It was a little bit of revenge for the Blackhawks, who were swept by the Predators in last year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. Patrick Sharp tied the game up with less than six minutes to play to send it to overtime. Saad continues to make the most of his return to Chicago, with six goals and eight points in six games. He is on the right track for a solid fantasy year.
Oct 14 - 11:42 PM

Brandon Saad potted his fifth goal of the year in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Montreal.

Saad was credited with his third game-winning goal and his seventh point in four games. It's been a productive return to Chicago for the 24-year-old so far and this is shaping up to be a breakout performance.
Oct 11 - 9:09 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal and registered an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-1 win against Columbus on Saturday.

Saad now has four goals and five points in just two games this season. "His quickness is the thing that's been very noticeable," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said of Saad. "Quick to pucks, quick to beating the guy to the net. That line was excellent again tonight." Saad obviously can't keep up this pace, but he should be a significant part of the Blackhawks' offense this season. Expecting him to get 50-60 points would be reasonable.
Oct 8 - 5:48 AM

Brandon Saad tallied a hat trick in Chicago's 10-1 annihilation of Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

It was a big opening night for several Blackhawks and Saad's first regular-season game back with the team since April 2016 couldn't have gone much better. He was credited with the game winner and posted five shots in the contest.
Oct 6 - 9:49 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal in Chicago's 4-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Saad has been solid for the Blackhawks this preseason, as he scored a hat trick during an exhibition game against the Red Wings last week. Saad is back with the Hawks after they acquired him from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 24-year-old had 24 goals and 53 points in 82 games with Columbus last season. Don't be surprised if he surpasses those totals now that he's back in Chicago.
Sep 25 - 9:44 PM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Tanner Kero
5Tommy Wingels
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3John Hayden
4Lance Bouma
RW1Patrick Kane
2Richard Panik
3Ryan Hartman
4Alex DeBrincat
5Jordin Tootoo
6Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Gustav Forsling
5Connor Murphy
6Michal Kempny
7Cody Franson
8Jordan Oesterle
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg