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Brandon Saad | Winger | #20

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Saad managed to put nine shots on goal Saturday.
The Blue Jackets pummeled Mike Smith in the Arizona net with 60 shots but managed to get just two past him in regulation and overtime before prevailing in the shootout. Saad did not score but had one assist and now has seven goals and 20 points in 22 games. He is a must start. Dec 4 - 6:12 AM

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Brandon Saad scored and added an assist in the Blue Jackets 3-2 win at Colorado on Thursday.

Saad is hot with three goals in his last four games and now has seven on the campaign. He has 19 points in 22 games. Boone Jenner scored the game-winning goal while Nick Foligno chipped in with his ninth. Colorado as a team out shot the Avalanche 37-20 in the game.
Dec 2 - 12:28 AM

Brandon Saad scored at the 12:50 minute mark of the third period to tie the Florida Panthers, but a shootout in overtime handed the Blue Jackets a 2-1 loss Saturday night.

Saad also scored Friday night against the Lightning, giving him goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season. On the strength of six goals and 11 assists, he increased his points’ total to 17 in 20 games.
Nov 27 - 12:40 AM

Brandon Saad scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Saad picked up the primary assist on Alexander Wenneberg's first period goal. Saad's third period goal gave the Jackets a 4-3 lead with just under 15 minutes remaining in regulation. The 24-year-old has five goals and 11 assists in 19 games this season. Nick Foligno, Josh Anderson and Cam Atkinson also scored for the Jackets tonight.
Nov 25 - 11:02 PM

Brandon Saad scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks.

There was talk of Saad being a healthy scratch this morning, but Columbus decided against it and it was ultimately the right choice. Saad's first period goal gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead. He also picked up an assist on Zach Werenski's game-winning goal. The 24-year-old now has four goals and 10 points in 11 games.
Nov 9 - 10:58 PM

Brandon Saad will be in the lineup on Wednesday.

That might sound obvious and on other days it would have been, but Saad was in danger of being a healthy scratch after a rough showing on Sunday. Saad practiced on the fourth line on Monday and didn't have a clear role Tuesday morning, but now it looks like he'll end up playing with Alexander Wennberg and Nick Foligno.
Nov 9 - 1:23 PM

It's entirely possible that Brandon Saad will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Saad didn't participate in the power-play drills during Tuesday's practice and was a fill-in for Cam Atkinson on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Boone Jenner. Atkinson is still expected to play on Wednesday, so that raises questions about if Saad has a role with the team for that game. This comes after Saad practiced as a fourth liner on Monday. If Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella scratches Saad on Wednesday, it will be sending a message after Saad's rough performance on Saturday.
Nov 9 - 9:48 AM

Brandon Saad registered two assists in a 3-2 overtime victory Tuesday night.

That extended Saad's point streak to four games. He's recorded three goals and seven points in eight contests this season.
Nov 2 - 8:57 AM

Brandon Saad scored two goals in a 4-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Saad and Gagner had two goals a piece in the first period and the Blue Jackets never looked backed from there. The two goals now give Saad five points in seven games this season. Look for Saad to finish the season around his career high of 53 points set last year.
Oct 29 - 12:48 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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