Blue Jackets sign Saad to six-year extension

Brandon Saad got a six-year extension.

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Brandon Saad to a six-year extension, the team confirmed Friday.

According to multiple reports, he will earn a total of $36 million over the six-year deal.

Saad was acquired by the Blue Jackets along with defenceman Michael Paliotta and forward Alex Broadhurst in a trade last week with the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in 2016.

“Adding a player of Brandon’s caliber is exciting for the Columbus Blue Jackets organization and our fans and we are extremely pleased to have reached this long-term commitment that assures he will be an important part of our team for years to come,” Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement.

The 22-year-old Saad registered 23 goals and 29 assists with a plus-12 rating in 82 games with Chicago last season before adding eight goals and three assists in 23 post-season games en route to a Stanley Cup championship.

The right winger was a restricted free agent (RFA) when the NHL’s free agency period began on July 1.

July 3, 2015


Brandon Saad

Columbus Blue Jackets
6 yrs
Contract Extension
$6 million
$36 million

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