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20 Brandon Saad LW
Height/Weight: 6-1/202 | Birthdate: 10/27/1992 | Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA, USA | Team: Columbus Blue Jackets | College: None | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $617,500 | Owned/Started%: 87/62 | Average Draft Position: 118.80
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7/3/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Saad Signs Six-Year Deal With Jackets

News: Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million deal with the Blue Jackets on Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Analysis: Brandon Saad, who was acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks earlier in the week, will make roughly $6 million per year despite never reaching the 30-goal plateau. He's just 22 years old, however, so Buffalo is betting that he'll continue to improve. Saad should team with Ryan Johansen to form a formidable tandem on the Blue Jackets' first line.

6/30/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Blackhawks Trade Saad To Jackets

News: Brandon Saad was traded to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. The Blackhawks will receive forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, and Corey Tropp along with a 2016 fourth-round draft choice in the deal, while the Blue Jackets will pick up forward Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta in addition to Saad.
Analysis: The Blackhawks experienced some traction in their initial extension talks with Brandon Saad, but the two sides were eventually expected to reach an agreement on a new deal. However, with the prospect of another team submitting a huge offer sheet to Saad -- a restricted free agent -- becoming a looming issue, the Blackhawks decided to try to get something back in return for the forward rather than lose him outright. After scoring 23 goals and 52 points in the regular season and submitting a strong playoff performance as the Blackhawks claimed the Stanley Cup, Saad was expected to assume an even greater role in 2015-16, but his circumstances shouldn't change too dramatically with his new team. Though he won't have the luxury of potentially playing alongside Jonathan Toews, Ryan Johansen is one of the league's top up-and-coming centers, and could help Saad elevate his game to new heights.

6/30/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks, Saad Apparently Further Apart On New Pact

News: Brandon Saad appears to be further apart from signing a new contract with the Blackhawks, 670 AM The Score reports.
Analysis: GM Stan Bowman has said that he wanted to get Brandon Saad and Marcus Kruger -- both restricted free agents -- signed by Wednesday, the start of the NHL's free agency period, but those efforts have been more difficult than anticipated. The Blackhawks are looking to sign Saad to a two-year contract extension at about $2.8 million annually, while Saad's representatives are apparently looking for a long-term deal worth about $4 million per year. Saad's 2014-15 totals of 23 goals and 29 assists were slightly better than his first full NHL season, and his potential to raise those numbers as he ages should eventually result in the Blackhawks reaching an agreement with the restricted free agent. The team is expected to trade Patrick Sharp at some point this summer to create cap space for Saad's new deal.

6/10/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Pots Game Winner Wednesday

News: Brandon Saad scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Brandon Saad took the puck to the net from behind the goal line, and was able to stuff a backhander under the left pad of Andrei Vasilevskiy to give the Hawks the lead for good. He has goals in two straight games, and the top line of Saad, Marian Hossa, and Jonathan Toews has looked dominant over that span.

6/9/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Chicago's Saad Steps Up In Game 3 Loss

News: Brandon Saad notched a goal and led the Blackhawks in PIM (four) and shots (six) in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: Brandon Saad tallied his first point of the series 4:14 into the third period, when he took a Marian Hossa pass near the left circle and buried a one-timer. Despite his lack of productivity in the first two games of the series, Saad has been a primary sniper for the Blackhawks through much of the postseason, ranking in a tie for third on the team in goals (seven).

5/24/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Blackhawks' Saad Dominant In Game 4 Win

News: Brandon Saad tallied a shorthanded goal and a pair of assists in Saturday's Game 4 double-overtime win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Brandon Saad notched the shortie when Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin got tied up with a referee during his team's first-period power play, allowing the Blackhawks winger to break away unmarked to the net. It went down as his first goal since Game 1 of the second-round matchup with the Wild, but that wouldn't be where his night would stop. Saad had a hand in each of the Blackhawks' next two goals to finish with a game-high plus-3 rating.

4/22/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Hawks' Saad Extends Game With Goal

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Extends Game With Goal

News: Brandon Saad netted the game-tying goal in Tuesday's Game 4 against the Preds, which the Hawks won in triple-overtime by a 3-2 score.
Analysis: Brandon Saad has scored in consecutive games in this series, with his Game 3 deposit Sunday counting as the game-winning goal. The winger has been quite accurate shooting the puck, lighting the lamp on 25 percent of his shots in the opening round. He's a sneaky fantasy play skating on a team with a handful of more recognizable names, such as Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa, to name a few.

4/3/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Blackhawks' Saad Logs Two Assists

News: Brandon Saad recorded two assists in Friday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: That's six points in six games for Brandon Saad, who hit the 50-point barrier for the first time in his young career. With 22 goals and 192 shots on goal, the 22-year-old, who plays on the power play with Jonathan Toews, has become a trusted fantasy option in most leagues.

3/30/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Three-Game Point Streak For Hawks' Saad

Brandon Saad

Three-Game Point Streak For Hawks' Saad

News: Brandon Saad registered a power-play assist in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Brandon Saad has points in three straight games, and perhaps more notably, saw 3:27 of power-play time Sunday, second on the Blackhawks only to Duncan Keith. With a top-six role at even strength also in hand, Saad might make for a quality roster addition in medium-sized or deeper formats for the final two weeks of the season.

3/14/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Two Points For Hawks' Saad

News: Brandon Saad scored his 21st goal of the season and dished out an assist in Saturday's 6-2 win over over the Sharks.
Analysis: The career year continues for the 22-year-old, who has reached (and now surpassed) the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his career. Brandon Saad also needs just three more points to eclipse his career high of 47 in that department as well, something that should come sooner than later skating for a potent Chicago offense.

2/26/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Notches Two Points

News: Brandon Saad snapped a three-game scoreless slump Thursday with a goal and an empty-net assist in a win over Florida.
Analysis: Brandon Saad continues to post solid numbers, as he's matched last year's 19 goals and is now just five shy of last year's 47 points. But the big breakout fantasy owners may have been banking on simply hasn't arrived this year.

2/19/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Hawks' Saad Scores In Loss

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Scores In Loss

News: Brandon Saad potted his 18th goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: The winger has five points on his current four game point streak, and he now has 40 through 58 games on the season. He's on pace to easily eclipse his career high of 47 points set last season, and has the potential to emerge as an elite fantasy winger over the next couple years.

2/12/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Hawks' Saad Compiles Two Power-Play Points In Loss

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Compiles Two Power-Play Points In Loss

News: Brandon Saad notched a goal and assist -- with both coming on the power play -- in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Canucks.
Analysis: With roughly two months to play, Brandon Saad is quickly encroaching on last season's total of 47 points. With two goals and three assists over his last four games, Saad has been able to accelerate his scoring pace and atone for a rather slow start to the season. As a result of Saad's uptick in production, coach Joel Quenneville has bestowed the winger with more ice time. He's exceeded his season average TOI in four of the last five contests.

2/9/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Dishes Out Two Helpers In Win

News: Brandon Saad dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Analysis: Brandon Saad broke out of a personal slump on Friday with his first goal in six games, and kept his play up with a multi-point effort to follow it up. The 22-year-old has slowed his pace a little bit, but with 35 points through 53 contests, he should be able to top his high-water mark of 47 from last season.

2/7/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Buries OT Winner Friday

News: Brandon Saad buried the overtime winner Friday, notching his 16th of the year as the Blackhawks downed the Jets 2-1.
Analysis: The snipe snaps a six-game goalless drought for Brandon Saad, who picked up just a measly single assist during that span. He's set to surpass his career-best goal total of 19 set last year, and if he can record 15 more points in the season's final 30 games, he'll outdo his personal best of 47 from last year in that department, as well.

1/18/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Hawks' Saad Pots Two In Loss

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Pots Two In Loss

News: Brandon Saad netted a pair of goals in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Stars.
Analysis: Brandon Saad is on a four game point streak now, having potted five goals and adding an assist in that span. The 22-year-old is on pace to top the 50-point barrier for the first time of his career, and could be worthy of fantasy consideration if available.

1/10/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Snipes Pair Of Goals

News: Brandon Saad put home the only goals of the night for the Blackhawks in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers on Friday.
Analysis: Both tallies were set up at even strength by linemates Marian Hossa and Jonathan Toews, who helped Brandon Saad to his 11th and 12th goals of the season. The Pittsburgh native is up to 27 points in 42 games this season, putting him on pace to slightly best his career mark of 19 goals and 47 points set last year.

1/5/2015

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Goals Trickling In For Hawks' Saad

Brandon Saad

Goals Trickling In For Hawks' Saad

News: Brandon Saad potted one of five Chicago goals in a narrow win over the Stars on Sunday.
Analysis: Brandon Saad hasn't quite submitted the star-making season some might have had him pegged for after a 47-point showing as a 21-year-old, but he certainly hasn't qualified as a disappointment. With a goal in three of his last four games, Saad is on track to surpass the 50-point mark for the season while he sits on a plus-7 rating. There's value to be had in that outside of shallow formats.

12/24/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Blackhawks' Saad Ends Pointless Skid

Brandon Saad

Blackhawks' Saad Ends Pointless Skid

News: Brandon Saad picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Jets.
Analysis: The assist marked Brandon Saad's first point in three games and just his third over the last eight contests. Thanks to a strong November, Saad is still on pace to surpass last season's total of 47 points, but his lack of offense of late certainly isn't an encouraging development.

12/7/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB Hawks' Saad Remains Hot Saturday

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Remains Hot Saturday

News: Brandon Saad remained hot Saturday, extending his point streak to four games with a goal and an assist in a win over the Predators.
Analysis: Brandon Saad continues to thrive on the top line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa, recording three goals, five points, and a plus-4 rating in his last four games. After a somewhat inconsistent start, Saad has found his groove, recording at least one point in all but six of his last 17 games. The 20-year-old is on track for a 20-goal, 60-point season and is worth a look right now, especially considering the red-hot Hawks have won six straight games.

12/6/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

'Hawks Saad Nets Game-Winner In Clutch Fashion

News: Brandon Saad scored the game-winning goal with 27 seconds left in regulation Friday against Montreal.
Analysis: Brandon Saad is now riding a three-game point streak, compiling a goal, two assists, and a plus-2 rating in that span. Although he has been inconsistent at times, Saad has still delivered five goals and 17 points in 26 games on the season. With the Blackhawks having won eight of their last nine contests, picking up a top-six forward like Saad might not be a bad idea.

11/23/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Meshes With Toews In Win

News: Brandon Saad picked up two assists and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Oilers.
Analysis: The top line of Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews, and Marian Hossa was electric Saturday, combining for eight points in the win. After going through a brief rough patch, Saad has been consistently producing of late, recording two goals and eight points in his last 10 games. While his three goals on the season are somewhat disappointing, Saad is still on pace for almost 60 points and will start scoring more if he continues playing with Toews. A career year is in store for the rising 22-year-old.

11/8/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Breaks Scoring Drought Friday

News: Brandon Saad scored in the first period of Friday's 3-2 loss to the Caps, his first goal in nine games.
Analysis: This is a big chance for Brandon Saad as he is being targeted by the Hawks to pick up some of the scoring slack with Patrick Sharp out of the lineup with a knee injury for the next few weeks. If he plays like he did Friday night for the rest of the season, he should easily top last season's 19 goals and 28 assists in 78 games. He has two goals and seven assists in the first 13 games so far in the 2014-15 season. Against Sunday night's opponent, San Jose, he has some success, with three goals and two assists in six games.

10/21/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Saad Scores First For 'Hawks

News: Brandon Saad opened the scoring Tuesday against the Flyers with his first goal of the year, then added an assist on Chicago's third goal in a 2:06 span.
Analysis: While Brandon Saad is off to a point-per-game start this year with five in five, all of his points have come in two games while he's gone scoreless in the other three. He's highly talented, but he'll need to show more consistency to maintain anything resembling this scoring rate.

10/12/2014

Brandon Saad, LW, CLB

Brandon Saad

Hawks' Saad Dishes Out Three Assists In Win

News: Brandon Saad dished out three assists in Saturday's win over Buffalo.
Analysis: Brandon Saad also finished the night with four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating. With the way he has shown chemistry alongside Patrick Kane and Andrew Shaw on the second line, Saad could easily surpass the career-high 19 goals and 47 points he recorded in 2013-14. At only 21 years of age, the best is yet to come for this rising stud.