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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 has plenty of bounce-back potential for next year.
"When he was on the ice, our team had a lot of chances," GM Stan Bowman said. "His conversion rate was just really low this year. We look at that as more of an anomaly. We think he's going to get back to his normal production." The Blackhawks controlled 56.04 percent of the shot attempts when Saad was on the ice during 5-on-5 situations. Saad's shooting percentage at 5-on-5 dropped to 6.68 after he had an average of 8.93 going into the season. He picked up 18 goals and 35 points in 82 contests. Saad is confident he can get back on track. Apr 11 - 9:59 AM

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Brandon Saad has one goal in his last 14 games.

Saad has also found the back of the net a mere three times in his last 32 contests. "He's had an abnormally tough year when it comes to having A-plus chances and not having the finish," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He's around the net. [Saturday against the Sabres] was a good example — three or four times, all alone. So he's going to the right areas. ... If you're not getting chances, that's the problem. If you're getting chances, eventually it's going to turn." His shooting percentage in the last 67 games has plummeted to 5.5 percent. Saad has been playing with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane lately, so the chances will continue to come. Hopefully, he can bury some and gain some confidence going into next season.
Mar 20 - 10:57 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal in the Blackhawks' 6-2 loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.

Saad, who opened the scoring just 11 seconds into the contest, has 16 goals and 30 points in 71 games in 2017-18. Patrick Sharp also found the back of the net for Chicago. Nick Schmaltz, John Hayden, Patrick Kane, and Connor Murphy each recorded an assist.
Mar 15 - 11:33 PM

Brandon Saad posted an assist with a plus-1 rating, two blocked shots and a hit across 20:30 of ice time Tuesday against the Avalanche.

Saad is having a dismal season in his second go-around with the Blackhawks. He is currently on pace for just 38 points, which would be his lowest across any full NHL season. He also sits with a minus-2 rating, and if he were to finish below zero it would be the first time in six NHL seasons he winds up in the negative.
Mar 7 - 12:02 AM

Brandon Saad scored his first goal in 17 games Thursday night.

Saad only had one assist during his 16-game goalless drought. He gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead at the time, but the Anaheim Ducks rallied to win the contest by a score of 3-2. Saad has 14 goals and 25 points in 58 matches this season.
Feb 16 - 10:52 AM

Brandon Saad is stuck in the longest single season goal scoring drought of his career.

Saad has now gone 14 games without a goal. He also has just one assist over that span. He got off to an amazing start this season, but at this point his 13 goals and 24 points in 55 contests leaves plenty to be desired, especially given that reacquiring Saad was a big part of Chicago's return from the Artemi Panarin trade. It wasn't expected that Saad would be able to match Panarin in offensive output this season, but Panarin has nearly doubled Saad's total with 45 points in 55 games.
Feb 11 - 10:01 AM

Brandon Saad is projected to play on the fourth line Tuesday night.

Saad skated alongside Patrick Sharp and Ryan Hartman during Monday's practice and the trio remained together for Tuesday's morning skate. "I think it's a pretty good line," Saad said. "Even though we've been a little snakebit, we're all good players. It should be pretty exciting here to get going [Tuesday against the Flames]." He has earned one assist in his last 11 games.
Feb 6 - 11:36 AM

Brandon Saad has been demoted to the Blackhawks' third line.

He'll skate on a line with Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma on Saturday night. Saad got off to a great start this season, but his return to Chicago has been a bit of a disappointment. He hasn't found the back of the net in the last 10 games, which is frustrating for the player, the team and the coach. "If you’re not scoring, find a way to get there and you might get some ugly goals," head coach Joel Quenneville said. "You’ve got to be willing to get there." Saad has 13 goals and 24 points in 51 games this season.
Feb 3 - 10:43 AM

Brandon Saad contributed two assists in Friday's 5-4 win over Vegas.

Saad has one goal and four helpers during a three-game point streak. He didn't have a point in his previous six outings. Saad has accounted for 22 points in 40 games this season.
Jan 6 - 11:38 AM

Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and an assist Sunday.

Saad is not having the year the Blackhawks thought he would have after re-acquiring him from Columbus in the off-season. He has 12 goals and 19 points in 38 games and has been a disaster on the power play with only one power play point (a goal) in 118:58. That is bad.
Jan 1 - 7:32 AM

Brandon Saad notched a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win against Florida.

Saad opened the scoring with his 11th marker of the season and he had a helper on a goal by Jonathan Toews. The trio of Sadd, Toews and Alex DeBricat combined for six points in the contest.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Brandon Saad skated on a line with Patrick Kane and Artem Anisimov at Tuesday's practice.

Saad and Jonathan Toews have combined for only five 5-on-5 goals over their last 24 games. Toews was flanked by Ryan Hartman and John Hayden during Tuesday's session. It will be interesting to see if these new combinations remain intact for Wednesday's matchup against Washington.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Brandon Saad scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute remaining in regulation in Chicago's 3-2 shootout loss to Dallas.

Connor Murphy threw the puck on net and it took a deflection in off Saad before finding its way to the back of the net. Saad has picked up four points in his last four games, bringing his total to 10 goals and 14 points in 26 games this season. More was expected from the 25-year-old when he returned to the Blackhawks.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:55:00 PM

Brandon Saad took an amazing seven shots on goal in the first period of Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Panthers.

Yes, you read that right. Some whole teams often don't take seven shots in a period. The Hawks first line, comprised of Jonathan Toews, Saad and Richard Panik, was dominant against Florida as it directed 19 shots on net with zero against in its first six shifts. Toews registered a goal and two assists, while Saad had a goal and a marker. If this unit gets cooking, Chicago will be dangerous as Patrick Kane has also started to heat up with four goals in his last five games.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:53:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 06:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Nick Schmaltz
3Artem Anisimov
4Dylan Sikura
LW1Brandon Saad
2Patrick Sharp
3Vinnie Hinostroza
RW1Patrick Kane
2Alex DeBrincat
3Anthony Duclair
4Tomas Jurco
5Marian Hossa
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Jan Rutta
4Erik Gustafsson
5Connor Murphy
6Jordan Oesterle
7Blake Hillman
8Michal Rozsival
G1Corey Crawford
2Anton Forsberg