Brandon Saad

Age 28 Oct 27, 1992
Pittsburgh USA
Left Wing shoots left
6'1" 185 cm
206 lbs 93 kg
ELC Signing Age 18
Waivers Signing Age 18
UFA Year 2019
Agent Lewis Gross
Draft Year 2011
Drafted Overall 43
Draft Round 2
Draft Team Chicago Blackhawks

Transaction History
Oct 16, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Brandon Saad | Saad recorded an assist, three blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.
Jul 29, 2021 St. Louis Blues | Brandon Saad | Saad signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract with St. Louis on Thursday.
Jun 10, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad posted an assist and two hits in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 6.
Jun 8, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots and added a pair of hits Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Vegas in Game 5.
Jun 6, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4.
Jun 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Golden Knights in Game 2.
May 30, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots, went plus-2 and added 12 PIM in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Golden Knights in Game 1.
May 23, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a power-play goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blues in Game 4.
May 21, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3.
May 19, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored an empty-net goal on two shots in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 2.
May 18, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad had two shots on net over 14:38 of ice time in Colorado's 4-1 win over St. Louis in Game 1 of their playoff series Monday.
May 15, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (lower body) was on the ice for Saturday's practice, Adrian Dater of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
May 10, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (lower body) is slated to be sidelined for at least the first game of the postseason, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
May 6, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (lower body) could be ready to return Wednesday or next Thursday versus LA, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
Apr 27, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Martin Kaut | Kaut replaced Brandon Saad (lower body) on the third line in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. He had one shot on net, two blocked shots and two PIM.
Apr 26, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (lower body) will miss 2-4 weeks after suffering an injury Saturday against the Blues, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.
Apr 22, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Apr 14, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal and added two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Apr 12, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal in Monday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Apr 5, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-4 win over Minnesota.
Apr 2, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a power-play goal on four shots and blocked a pair of shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Blues.
Mar 21, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad had an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Wild.
Mar 16, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a power play goal on two shots and added an assist in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Ducks.
Mar 14, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Mar 10, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Mar 6, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on his only shot and dished out a pair of hits Saturday in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Ducks.
Mar 5, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal and supplied a pair of assists in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
Feb 27, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad had one shot on net and one blocked shot over 15:01 of ice time in Friday's 3-2 win over Arizona.
Feb 26, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (personal) participated in Friday's skate, suggesting he'll take part in Friday night's game against Arizona.
Feb 24, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (personal) won't play Wednesday against the Wild so that he can attend the birth of his child.
Feb 16, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Jan 31, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild.
Jan 30, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored a goal on two shots and supplied an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Wild.
Jan 28, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad posted two assists and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.
Jan 26, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored two goals on three shots in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Sharks.
Jan 25, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad had one shot on net over a season-low 10:51 of ice time in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks.
Jan 19, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad scored his first goal for the Avalanche in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Jan 8, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (undisclosed) is on the ice for Friday's practice, (NHL).com's Rick Sadowski reports.
Jan 4, 2021 Colorado Avalanche | Brandon Saad | Saad (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play for the start of training camp Monday by coach Jared Bednar, Rick Sadowski of (NHL).com reports.
Oct 10, 2020 Trade TRADE ANALYSIS
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired Nikita Zadorov and Anton Lindholm from the Colorado Avalanche for Brandon Saad and Dennis Gilbert
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Jan 18, 2020 Activated Chicago Blackhawks | activated LW Brandon Saad from injured reserve.
Jun 23, 2017 Trade Chicago Blackhawks | acquired LW Brandon Saad, G Anton Forsberg and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets for LW Artemi Panarin, LW Tyler Motte and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.
Jul 3, 2015 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed LW Brandon Saad to a six-year, $36 million contract extension.
Jun 30, 2015 Trade Columbus Blue Jackets | Columbus Blue Jackets acquired LW Brandon Saad, D Michael Paliotta and C Alex Broadnurst from the Chicago Blackhawks for C Artem Anisimov, C Marko Dano, RW Jeremy Morin, RW Corey Tropp and a 2016 fourth-round draft pick.
Jan 13, 2013 Recalled Chicago Blackhawks | recalled LW Brandon Saad from Rockford (AHL).
Sep 15, 2012 Assigned Chicago Blackhawks | assigned LW Brandon Saad to Rockford (AHL).
Apr 16, 2012 Recalled Chicago Blackhawks | (Brandon Saad) has been recalled from the Saginaw Spirit (AHL).
Oct 4, 2011 Chicago Blackhawks | (Brandon Saad) Agreed to terms with forward on a three-year contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Brandon Saad
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
St. Louis Blues 1 0 1 1 2 0
Brandon Saad Stats by Elite Prospects Brandon Saad Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2007-2008 Pine-Richland High USHS-PA 13 8 19 27 14
2007-2008 Pittsburgh Hornets 18U AAA T1EHL 18U 26 11 19 30 16
2007-2008 Pittsburgh Hornets 18U AAA 18U AAA 76 43 51 94 92
2008-2009 Mahoning Valley Phantoms NAHL 47 29 18 47 48 Playoffs 7 5 1 6 0
2008-2009 USA U17 WHC-17 6 4 5 9 2
2009-2010 USNTDP Juniors USHL 24 12 14 26 18
2009-2010 U.S. National U18 Team USDP 39 17 15 32 34
2009-2010 USA U18 WJC-18 7 3 3 6 4
Draft Yr 2010-2011 Saginaw Spirit OHL 59 27 28 55 47 Playoffs 12 3 8 11 0
2011-2012 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 25 38.10 -21.71 37.36 -18.52 0.00 0.00 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 Saginaw Spirit OHL 44 34 42 76 38 Playoffs 12 8 9 17 0
2011-2012 USA U20 WJC-20 6 1 5 6 0
2012-2013 Rockford IceHogs AHL 31 8 12 20 10
2012-2013 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 46 10 17 27 12 610 67.35 61.58 11.12 58.62 3.30 0.88 2.16 Playoffs 23 1 5 6 0
2013-2014 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 19 28 47 20 1,010 57.29 58.99 3.57 58.12 2.48 0.71 1.90 Playoffs 19 6 10 16 0
2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 23 29 52 12 1,093 55.81 52.86 4.30 53.89 -0.12 1.04 2.09 Playoffs 23 8 3 11 0
2015-2016 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 78 31 22 53 14 1,053 56.67 52.97 2.56 49.40 2.20 1.14 2.17
2016-2017 Team North America WCup 3 0 0 0 2
2016-2017 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 24 29 53 8 1,138 62.35 54.97 5.16 55.45 6.04 1.05 2.27 Playoffs 5 1 2 3 0
2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 18 17 35 14 1,061 45.74 51.43 2.72 55.58 5.07 0.79 1.58
2018-2019 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 23 24 47 12 1,096 47.06 46.09 2.43 52.69 4.86 0.77 1.75
2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 58 21 12 33 16 749 54.00 50.60 4.60 49.90 3.00 1.28 2.16 Playoffs 9 2 3 5 0
2020-2021 Colorado Avalanche NHL 44 15 9 24 12 523 50.90 55.30 -4.80 56.70 -2.00 1.49 2.29 Playoffs 10 7 1 8 0
2021-2022 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 1 1 0
Brandon Saad Stats by Elite Prospects | Brandon Saad Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date July 29, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Standard Contract | 5 Years $22,500,000 5.52% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Cap Hit $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
UFA
AAV $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Minors Salary $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $5,500,000 $4,375,000 $3,625,000
Clauses NTC NTC NTC NTC M-NTC
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out
No Trade – through 2024-25 season; Modified Trade Clause – 2025-26 season – 12 team No Trade List

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date July 3, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent Lewis Gross
Standard Contract | 6 Years $36,000,000 8.40% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
UFA
AAV $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $6,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $4,000,000 $5,750,000 $6,250,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,500,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $4,000,000 $5,750,000 $6,250,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,500,000
Minors Salary $4,000,000 $5,750,000 $6,250,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,500,000
Clauses M-NTC
UFA Year
* Retained 16.6666% of contract was retained by Chicago Blackhawks in trade to Colorado Avalanche
Signing Team
Signing Date October 5, 2011
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,775,000 1.24% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $795,000 $764,167 $764,167 $764,167
RFA
AAV $925,000 $894,167 $894,167 $894,167
Performance Bonuses $0 $307,500 $82,500 $0
Base Salary $0 $525,000 $750,000 $832,500
Signing Bonuses $92,500 $92,500 $92,500 $0
Total Salary $0 $617,500 $842,500 $832,500
Minors Salary $0 $70,000 $70,000 $70,000
Clauses
UFA Year