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Brandon Saad | Winger | #20

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / CHI
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Brandon Saad registered an assist in a 3-1 loss against San Jose on Thursday.
Saad has a goal and three points in six games this season. That's a somewhat mediocre start, but it's too early for it to be concerning. He's got a good shot at matching his 2015-16 totals of 31 goals and 53 points. Oct 28 - 4:37 AM

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Brandon Saad scored in Columbus' pre-season finale victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Saad was everything he was billed to be for Columbus last season as he posted 31 goals and 53 points, both career highs as well. Still just 23-years-old, the young veteran should be expected to keep up the production in his second campaign with the Blue Jackets.
Oct 8 - 6:02 PM

Brandon Saad found the back of the net in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Saad scored the Jackets' only goal at the 6:49 mark of the third period. The goal was scored on the man-advantage. The 23-year-old scored 31 goals and 53 points in 78 games with Columbus last season. He's a good bet to score 30-plus goals, again, in 2016-17. Seth Jones and Sergei Bobrovsky assisted on the goal.
Oct 6 - 9:49 PM

Look for Brandon Saad to help kill penalties this season.

It's something the Columbus Blue Jackets experimented with in towards the end of the 2015-16 campaign and might do on a more regular basis this season. "With that speed, he will make a power play back off," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "He can just put pressure on teams with his legs. Plus, there aren’t many people in the league who can beat goaltenders one-on-one. Saad is one of them." It might lead to Saad getting a shorthanded goal or two, which is something he hasn't done since the 2012-13 campaign.
Oct 4 - 5:10 AM

Team North America forward Brandon Saad believes his team shouldn't be taken lightly at the World Cup.

Team North America is made up of players that 23 years old or younger, which puts them as a long shot to win the tournament. But Saad thinks they can do some damage and shouldn't be taken lightly. "At first, it was joking about the young guys. Now you see, with the team drawn up and how much talent there is, you definitely don’t want to take us lightly. I don’t think we’ll be pushovers, that’s for sure."
Sep 4 - 11:08 AM

Brandon Saad is ready to get back to work after a disappointing season.

Saad's individual numbers were fine during his first year in Columbus, but as a team, the Blue Jackets struggled badly. "It’s been a much longer offseason," Saad said. "Watching the playoffs, you want to be out there playing. But at the same time, you just have to take that time to relax, recover and enjoy the family. Now I’m definitely looking forward to getting back at it." The 23-year-old scored 31 goals and 53 points in 78 games last season.
Aug 20 - 12:26 PM

Brandon Saad ended his season white hot.

Saad picked up a goal and and an assist during Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Chicago, giving him 31 goals and 53 points in 78 games. He ended the season with a three game point streak, and points in four of five with six goals and eight points over that span.
Apr 9 - 11:03 PM

Brandon Saad scored a goal and registered an assist in Columbus' 5-1 victory over Toronto.

Saad is certainly ending the season on a high note as he has five goals and six points in his last four contests. That brings him up to 29 goals and 50 points in 76 games this season. Not much has gone right for Columbus, but Saad has had a fairly good campaign under difficult circumstances.
Apr 7 - 9:56 AM

Brandon Saad netted a hat trick to lead the Blue Jackets to a 5-1 win against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

His first career hat trick began with an unassisted goal in the first and two more in the second period. While the Blue Jackets have had a miserable season, Saad has flown under the radar with 28 goals and 48 points. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Boone Jenner got the other goals. Alexander Wennberg and David Savard had two assists apiece.

Brandon Saad says he's playing Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Saad has missed the last three games due to an upper body injury. He posted points in three of his four games prior to the injury, and has a new career high of 24 goals along with 41 points in 64 games this season.
Mar 12 - 1:17 PM

Brandon Saad (upper body) is taking part in Columbus' optional skate on Friday.

Saad will still miss Friday's contest and remains day-to-day beyond that. This will be his third straight game on the sidelines.
Mar 11 - 10:49 AM

Brandon Saad (upper body) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Detroit.

Saad missed Saturday's game and didn't participate in Monday's practice. He has 24 goals and 41 points in 64 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 8 - 9:13 AM

Brandon Saad (upper body) is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He didn't play on Saturday because of the ailment and it's unclear if he will be ready to play against Detroit on Tuesday.
Mar 7 - 4:53 PM

Brandon Saad will miss Saturday's game against the Flyers because of an upper-body injury.

Saad suffered the injury in Friday's win over the Oilers after he was hit by Nikita Nikitin in the second period of the game. Saad remained in the game for a bit before exiting and not returning. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Mar 5 - 12:19 PM

Brandon Saad has three goals in his last two games.

That's a nice way for Saad to head into the All-Star break. He'll be the Blue Jackets' representative at the All-Star Game and he's certainly worthy of that role given that he leads the team with 19 goals and 35 points in 50 contests. Not a lot has gone right for Columbus in 2015-16, but at least Saad has largely lived up to their hopes after they acquired him from Chicago over the summer.
Jan 27 - 8:51 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Sam Gagner
3Alexander Wennberg
4William Karlsson
5Gregory Campbell
6Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Sonny Milano
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Josh Anderson
4Oliver Bjorkstrand
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo