Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Brandon Saad
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BrandonSaad
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 202
BIRTHDATE: 10/27/1992
AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2011-43 overall
CAREER

2012-13:
Split the season between Chicago and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs … Shared fourth on the Blackhawks with 27 points (10G, 17A) and a +17 plus/minus rating in 46 regular-season games … Paced NHL rookies in plus/minus rating … Ranked fifth in points among NHL first-years and third in assists … Registered a career-high six shots on goal twice … Ranked second among league rookies with 26 takeaways … Notched a career-high three points twice … Notched his first career NHL goal on Feb. 5 at SJS … Netted his first career shorthanded and game-winning goal on Feb. 22 vs. SJS … Tallied his first career multi-point game (1G, 2A) on March 5 vs. MIN … Skated in a career-high 21:57 of ice time on March 6 vs. COL … Tied a career-long four-game point streak (5A) from March 16-25 (set March 5-10; 1G, 5A) … Posted his first multi-goal game on March 31 at DET … Finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top rookie … Shared the lead among league rookies with six points (1G, 5A) and paced all NHL freshmen with 23 postseason games played en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup championship … Ranked third among rookie forwards with an average TOI of 16:23 … Led all first-years with 50 SOG … Recorded his first career playoff multi-point outing (2A) on June 2 vs. LAK … Netted his first postseason goal, tallied a career-high 9 SOG and skated in a career-high 31:15 on June 12 vs. BOS … Posted 18 points (7G, 11A) in 30 regular-season games with Rockford in his AHL debut … Notched a professional career-high four points (1G, 3A) on Jan. 11 vs. Grand Rapids … Missed seven games due to injury (Oct. 20-Nov. 3).

2011-12: Split time between the Blackhawks and the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit … Started the season with the Blackhawks, registering 3 SOG in two regular-season tilts … Made his NHL debut at Dallas on Oct. 7, tallying 2 SOG in 13:05 of ice time … Recorded an assist and a +2 rating in two career Stanley Cup Playoffs contests … Posted four hits and a +1 rating in 13:11 TOI in his NHL postseason debut on April 19  … Notched the first point of his NHL career (1A) in Game 5 at PHX on April 21 … Recorded career highs in goals (36), assists (42), points (76) and plus/minus rating (+35) in 44 regular-season tilts with Saginaw … His +35 rating was tied for sixth in the OHL … Shared second on the club with 76 points (34G, 42A) and ranked second with 34 markers … Registered a postseason career-high 17 points (8G, 9A) in 12 contests … Paced the Spirit in points (17) and goals (8) and shared second on the club with nine helpers during the postseason.

2010-11:
Ranked fifth on the Spirit with 55 points (27G, 28A) in 59 regular-season contests … Tied for second on the club with 27 markers and 12 power-play goals in his inaugural season in the OHL … Recorded his first OHL goal and assist for his first multi-point game at Erie on Sept. 25 … Netted a season-high three goals on Nov. 18 vs. Brampton for his first of two hat tricks during the campaign … Registered 12 points (3G, 9A) in 12 postseason tilts.

2009-10: Recorded 58 points (29G, 29A) in 63 contests with the U.S. National Team Development Program U18 team … Tallied 26 points (12G, 14A) in 24 regular-season games with the United States Hockey League’s USNTDP Juniors team.

2008-09: Recorded 29 goals and 18 helpers in 47 regular-season tilts with the North American Hockey League’s Mahoning Valley Phantoms … Named the NAHL’s Rookie of the Year … Was selected to the All-NAHL team, the All-North division team and the All-Rookie team.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Posted six points (1G, 5A) and a team-high +8 rating in six games with Team USA at the 2012 World Junior Championship … Helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2010 U18 World Junior Championship, tallying six points (3G, 3A) in seven tournament games.