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Brandon Saad

23-Year-Old Left Wing – Columbus Blue Jackets

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The offseason trade for Saad was supposed to put the Blue Jackets over the top and make them a perennial playoff contender, but instead the franchise took a massive step backwards last year. You can't pin the blame for that on Saad, however. The former Blackhawk led the team...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 202   DOB: 10/27/1992   BORN: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #43 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Blue Jackets in July 2015.

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Saad found twine, tacking on an assist and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win against the Blackhawks.

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Brandon Saad NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 18 NHL CHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 14:01 0 0 0 2:36 0 1
2012-13 19 NHL CHI 46 10 17 27 17 12 98 10.2 2 1 16:28 0 3 3 2:21 41 12
2013-14 20 NHL CHI 78 19 28 47 20 20 159 11.9 2 0 16:17 3 6 9 2:17 48 20
2014-15 21 NHL CHI 82 23 29 52 7 12 203 11.3 6 0 17:15 2 8 10 2:43 53 29
2015-16 22 NHL CLS 78 31 22 53 1 14 233 13.3 7 0 17:13 6 2 8 2:07 43 25
2016-17 Proj 23 NHL CLS 80 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Brandon Saad

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Brandon Saad – Playing Time Overview

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2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

17:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Brandon Saad was on the ice for 17:13.

2:07

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Brandon Saad was on the ice for 2:07 during power plays.

0:38

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Brandon Saad was on the ice for 0:38 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 16:17 2:17 0:44
2014-15 17:15 2:43 1:40
2015-16 17:13 2:07 0:38

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Brandon Saad
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 CHI 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 14:15 0:44
Apr 8 @BUF 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 14:31 0:44
Apr 6 @TOR 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:46 1:54
Apr 4 NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:17 3:46
Apr 2 @CAR 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 6 50.0 0 0 14:08 2:19
Mar 31 @NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 16:29 1:56
Mar 28 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:55 2:08
Mar 26 @NAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 18:54 1:07
Mar 24 CAR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 1 0 17:32 1:14
Mar 22 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 0 0 22:40 3:09
Mar 20 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:37 3:11
Mar 19 NJD 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:06 1:40
Mar 17 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:46 1:12
Mar 13 TAM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 17:29 2:01
Mar 11 PIT Did Not Play
Mar 8 DET Did Not Play
Mar 5 @PHI Did Not Play
Mar 4 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 10:04 0:02
Feb 29 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:04 0:54
Feb 27 FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 15:05 2:14
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Feb 25 NJD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 1 14:07 0:25
Feb 23 @DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:26 3:40
Feb 22 @BOS 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:00 1:10
Feb 19 BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:55 3:32
Feb 16 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 18:00 2:13
Feb 13 OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 16:58 1:30
Feb 11 ANA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:18 2:51
Feb 9 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:33 0:31
Feb 5 @CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 12:04 0:00
Feb 4 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 17:13 1:52
Feb 2 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:37 5:12
Jan 26 @MON 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 16:24 2:03
Jan 25 MON 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 14:56 1:54
Jan 23 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:28 4:28
Jan 21 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:38 0:46
Jan 19 WAS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:30 1:24
Jan 16 COL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 19:02 2:49
Jan 13 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 17:23 1:03
Jan 12 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 20:16 5:14
Jan 9 CAR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 21:47 1:42
Jan 8 @CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 19:11 3:09
Jan 5 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 19:18 0:00
Jan 2 WAS 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 1 1 18:24 0:00
Dec 29 DAL 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 7 14.3 1 0 15:04 2:10
Dec 27 @FLA 1 1 2 -1 0 0 1 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:13 3:04
Dec 26 @TAM 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:06 2:55
Dec 21 @PIT 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 0 16:43 1:39
Dec 19 PHI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 2 18:53 3:51
Dec 17 @ARI 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 17:09 0:48
Dec 15 @DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:10 0:26
Dec 14 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 3 17:37 2:01
Dec 12 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 2 0 18:48 0:00
Dec 10 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:59 1:33
Dec 8 LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:16 0:00
Dec 5 @PHI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 13:35 1:03
Dec 4 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:16 1:52
Dec 1 @MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:59 0:26
Nov 28 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 17:05 0:00
Nov 27 PIT 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 15:17 2:04
Nov 25 @NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:49 1:50
Nov 22 SAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:46 2:46
Nov 20 NAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:36 0:53
Nov 19 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 16:11 2:16
Nov 17 STL 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 50.0 0 0 20:31 3:44
Nov 14 ARI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:21 0:58
Nov 13 @PIT 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 18:41 3:14
Nov 10 VAN 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 1 17:04 1:10
Nov 6 @ANA 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 18:26 1:22
Nov 5 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:26 3:21
Nov 3 @SAN 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 17:59 1:49
Oct 31 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 16:41 4:04
Oct 30 @WAS Did Not Play
Oct 27 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:29 3:28
Oct 24 @COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:51 1:20
Oct 22 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:53 1:26
Oct 20 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:59 5:29
Oct 17 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:11 2:16
Oct 16 TOR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 1 18:41 5:05
Oct 14 OTT 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 17:42 4:26
Oct 12 @BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 2 0 17:30 2:24
Oct 10 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:22 4:49
Oct 9 NYR 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 19:37 5:21

Brandon Saad: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Saad scored his 30th goal of the season in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sabres.

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Saad scored a goal and added a helper in Wednesday's 5-1 win over Toronto.

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Saad registered his first career hat trick and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 5-1 win over Carolina.

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Saad scored a power-play goal among four shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.

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Saad (upper body) has been cleared to return for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Todd Jones of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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As expected, Saad (upper body) won't play Friday against the Penguins.

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Saad (upper body) was able to skate Friday morning, but remains day-to-day ahead of an evening contest against the Penguins.

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Saad (upper body) was unable to practice Monday and is likely to miss his second straight game Tuesday against the Red Wings, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Saad (upper body) will not accompany the Jackets as they prepare for Saturday night's contest in Philly, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Saad injured his upper body in Friday's game against the Oilers and will not return.

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Saad snapped a four-game slump with his 20th goal of the season Thursday in a 4-3 overtime win against the Ducks.

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Saad scored twice in Monday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens. He also skated to a plus-2 and fired five shots on goal.

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2015-16

The Jackets had to give up a lot, but even so, they positively stole Saad from the Blackhawks this offseason and promptly signed him to a six-year contract. Still just 22 years old, the Pittsburgh native is one of the league's most exciting young talents, he's held the Stanley Cup, and he's now going to join a pair of stars in Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno on what should be an explosive top line for the Blue Jackets. Take Saad's elite speed and finishing ability and combine it with what projects to be an increase in minutes, and you've got a strong candidate for a fully fledged bust-out season. Don't miss out.

2014-15

Saad showed some flashes of potential in his first full season in the NHL, finishing sixth on the Blackhawks in scoring with 47 points. It represented a sizable step forward for Saad, who doubled his output in goals from 10 to 19. Saad will only turn 22 when the season starts and should only see his numbers climb from here, especially as he continues to improve upon his obvious chemistry with Patrick Kane. Barring an injury, Saad will continue to rise up the list of forwards in the league. A point total in the mid-to-high 50s aren't out of the question this season.

2013-14

Saad made the 2013 NHL All-Rookie squad and was a Calder Trophy nominee after he scored 10 goals and added 17 assists in 46 games last season. This output is just the tip of the iceberg, but he needs to develop more consistency to fulfill his potential as a power forward. He'll be a top-nine guy with the Hawks this season and could see time on the second line, too. But beware the sophomore slump. It doesn't happen to everyone, but when it does, it ruins fantasy seasons.

2012-13

Saad surprised last season by making the team out of camp ... especially since he was just 18 years old. His time with the big club only lasted two games, but he clearly made an impression -- the Hawks called him up for their postseason and he dressed for two playoff games after Marian Hossa went down with a concussion. In between the two stints with the Hawks, the 6-1, 208 lb left winger utterly dominated junior hockey (76 points in 44 games). It would not be a surprise this time if he starts the 2012-13 season with Chicago and sticks for the season. He'll have his ups and downs, but 35 points are definitely possible.

2011-12

The Blackhawks' second-round draft choice in June's NHL Draft will be looking to prove the critics wrong this season that he should have been picked in the first round.