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Brandon Saad | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
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Chicago coach Joel Quenneville wants more from the talented but inconsistent Brandon Saad.
Despite his immense talent, Saad has been slumping in his last four games with no points, only six shots on goal and a minus five rating. "I just think he's proven that he can be a top player," Quenneville said. "And that's what we want to push him to." The Hawks believe Saad can be one of the NHL's best power forwards if he could perform on a consistent basis. He's played on all four lines this season to try to get a spark out of him. Nov 1 - 12:33 PM

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Brandon Saad was bumped to the third line at Monday's practice.

He skated with Bryan Bickell and Brad Richards. "I'm just going to try to play the same way," Saad said. "Richards, I played a little with him at the start of the year, and Bickell I'm familiar with too, so I think as a line we can do some real damage and I'm looking forward to getting it going." Kris Versteeg, who is expected to return from injury Tuesday night, took Saad's spot on the second unit.
Oct 21 - 10:39 AM

Despite some solid offensive production last season, Blackhawks’ winger Brandon Saad wants to be more consistent coming into the 2014-15 season.

Saad scored 19 goals and 45 points in 78 regular season games, and added 16 points in 19 playoff games last year, but still expects more from himself. "You can’t take anything for granted," said Saad. "[Quenneville] wanted more out of me, and I should expect it out of myself. I’m a young guy. It’s not an excuse, [but] it’s something you learn through experience. You’ve got to bring it every night because you’ve got to push yourself." If he stays healthy this season, the 21-year-old will have a good shot at surpassing the 50-point mark.
Sep 28 - 11:47 AM

The Blackhawks' line of Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane and Brad Richards was flying in practice Friday and seems to be gelling very quickly.

This could be a devastating unit as the playmaking Richards is far superior to the aging Michal Handzus who often centered Kane and Saad last season. On Friday it looked as if the trio had played together for years by the way they were passing the puck around. It could be a big year for Kane and also for Saad, who will be looking to sign a long-term contract with the Hawks as his entry-level deal will expire in June.
Sep 20 - 12:42 PM

Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad will be a restricted free agent after next season and is due for a huge raise to the $764,167 he’s making on his entry-level contract.

Saad said there have been no talks about an extension yet. ‘‘If it happens, great,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s always nice to have that security and feel comfortable that you’ve re-signed. But I’m more focused on having a good year and contributing to the team. All that stuff will take care of itself.’’ General manager Stan Bowman said that ‘‘it’s been a busy time for us’’ and that Saad’s situation will be addressed eventually. ‘‘The exciting thing for all of us is that he just keeps getting better,’’ Bowman said. ‘‘We certainly haven’t seen the best of Brandon Saad yet.’’ Saad had 19 goals and 28 assists in 78 games for Chicago last season.
Jul 19 - 10:15 AM

Brandon Saad had a very successful sophomore season.

Saad scored 19 goals and 47 points in 78 games in 2013-14, but he did even better in the playoffs with six goals and 16 points in 19 contests. "I think he's kind of taken his game up to that next level," Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said. "He had a very good season in general; it wasn't just he past few weeks. But you're looking for, expecting him to kind of play up to that level starting next year." We wouldn't be surprised if he surpasses the 50-point mark in 2014-15 while getting plenty of time on one of the Blackhawks' top two lines.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jun 4 - 9:07 AM

Brandon Saad generated a goal and an assist in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.

He opened the scoring against Los Angeles and set up Patrick Sharp's power-play goal in the second period to give Chicago a 4-3 lead heading into the final frame. However, the Kings came back and won the contest in overtime to send the defending champs packing. The 21-year-old winger appeared to be getting stronger as the playoffs went on and coach Joel Quenneville was impressed. "We like (Saad's) progress," said Chicago's bench boss. "He's a young kid (and) his upside is definitely big." Saad ended the postseason with three goals and four assists over a four-game point streak to finish with 16 points and a plus-10 rating in 19 contests.
Jun 2 - 11:01 AM

Brandon Saad has been one of Chicago's better performers over the Blackhawks' last three games.

He has registered five points over that span and has taken an impressive 12 shots on goal. Saad leads the Hawks with a plus 10 rating over the playoffs and will go into Game 7 Sunday with a three-game point streak on the line. If the Kings think shutting down Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa will guarantee them a victory Sunday, Saad may make them pay as he is certainly capable of taking hte team on his shoulders as he did in Game 5.
May 31 - 9:59 AM

The Los Angeles Kings realize that Brandon Saad is a serious threat going into Game 6 on Friday.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter said that their problem in Game 5 was that they couldn't keep up with Saad. The Blackhawks forward has five goals and 13 points in 17 playoff contests.
May 30 - 12:09 PM

Brandon Saad was instrumental in the Blackhawks' 5-4 double overtime win over the Kings on Wednesday night, scoring a goal and adding two helpers including the game-winning assist.

The sophomore 21 year-old played well beyond his years in Game 5, grinding and pushing the pace all over the ice on Wednesday night and was rewarded with three big points, all of which were needed to hold off the feisty Kings. The Pittsburgh native has 13 points in 17 playoff games so far.
May 29 - 12:28 AM

Brandon Saad scored his fourth goal of the playoffs but it wasn't enough as the Chicago Blackhawks lost 5-2 in Game 4 Monday.

Saad's goal cut the lead to 4-1 in the second period and Chicago got closer in the third when Bryan Bickell scored his seventh of the post-season with just over 10:30 left in the game but they could get no closer as Jonathan Quick shut the door. Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Michal Rozsival picked up assists in the losing effort.
May 27 - 12:00 AM

Brandon Saad collected two points as the Chicago Blackhawks managed to grind out a 3-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 on Sunday.

Saad scored a power-play goal and assisted on Duncan Keith's game-winner as Chicago managed to win a tough opening contest against Los Angeles. This series may very well come to talented depth players like Saad.
May 18 - 6:01 PM

Brandon Saad potted a pair of goals in Sunday's 4-1 win over Minnesota.

His markers ended a 19-game goalless drought, dating back to the regular season. Saad scored in the final minute of the second period and he added an empty netter late in the third. He has seven points and 11 shots in eight playoff games.
May 5 - 10:42 AM

Brandon Saad had two assists in Chicago's 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday.

Saad is now on a three-game point streak, dating back to the regular season. He has three assists in Chicago's first two playoff contests.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 20 - 9:37 AM

Brandon Saad will draw back into the Blackhawks' lineup on Wednesday.

Saad spent Sunday's game in the press box, but Chicago still has high hopes for him. "He's a big part of our team; I liked how he practiced today," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Tuesday. "He gives us a lot of intangibles. He brings skill to our lineup, has speed, he's dangerous off the rush, and heavy in the puck area. We can use him on both sides of the ice. He'll be useful as we go along here and it's one game, so let's move on and be excited about tomorrow's game." Saad has 45 points and 20 penalty minutes in 75 games in 2013-14.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 8 - 3:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Adam Clendening
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta