Monday, May 13, 2013
The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals.
Pine-Richland graduate and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad is one of the three finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL's top rookie. According to WTAE-TV, Saad ranked fifth among rookies in each of the three major scoring categories - goals (10), assists (17) and points (27). The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals. The other two candidates are Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher and Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau. Gallagher played in 44 games, ranking second among rookies with 15 goals and fourth with 28 points. Huberdeau played in all 48 games for Florida and ranked second both on the team and among NHL rookies with 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists). Among first-year players, …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Former Pine-Richland hockey star now plays for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Thursday, February 7
Chicago Blackhawk winger Brandon Saad scores his first NHL goal in a game against San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The former Pine-Richland hockey star logs nearly a minute of power-play time against Phoenix. He also could be looking at more playing time over the next month.
Pine-Richland's Brandon Saad started the game and played 13 minutes, 31 seconds of the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-4 victory over Phoenix late Sunday in Glendale, AZ. And he could well expect more NHL ice time over the next month, at least, according to CSNChicago.com The rookie Saad, 20, replaced tough-guy winger Daniel Carcillo, who apparently will miss up to four weeks due to an MCL injury from a run-in Saturday with Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty, according to the Chicago Tribune. Against Phoenix late Sunday, Saad started the game with captain Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa. He took two shots and finished with a plus-1 rating while taking a regular shift, according to the NHL. Saad was on the ice for Hossa's game-winning goal, 14 …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Winger Daniel Carcillo's injury could mean more playing time for the former Pine-Richland hockey star.
Rookie forward Brandon Saad, inactive as a healthy scratch, watched his Chicago Blackhawks teammates win their season-opening game Saturday in Los Angeles and ruin the Kings' pregame re-enactment of their Stanley Cup celebration from last summer. One night later, the former Pine-Richland hockey star is expected to play for the Blackhawks. Because of a third-period leg injury to feisty Blackhawks winger Daniel Carcillo, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville told the Chicago Tribune he anticipates that he "likely" would suit up the rookie Saad in Carcillo's spot Sunday night in Phoenix. The coach added that Carcillo, who needed ACL surgery a year ago and on Saturday was playing his first game since the Jan. 17, 2012 operation, "is going to miss …
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Pine-Richland hockey standout most recently played for the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.
When the Chicago Blackhawks start the 2013 hockey season Saturday, Pine-Richland hockey star Brandon Saad will be on the roster. The Blackhawks' play the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at 3 p.m. ET. Saad made the Blackhawks' season-opening roster last year and played two games before being assigned to the Saginaw Spirits. He returned to the Blackhawks for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The winger has been playing for the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs. He was named AHL Player of the Week last week. For a video interview on the Blackhawks website, click here. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pine-Richland native had two stints with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, making the team out of training camp, playing two games, then getting recalled and seeing time in two playoff games after Marian Hossa was injured.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Former Pine-Richland ice hockey player joins 51 other young players in Chicago for the 2012 prospect camp.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The former PR hockey star might play in playoffs against the Coyotes.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
UPDATE: The Chicago Blackhawks vs. Coyotes playoff game will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Thursday on CNBC. Brandon Saad has a "good chance" of playing in the playoffs for the Chicago Blackhawks, according to the Chicago Tribune. The 19-year-old former Pine-Richland hockey star spent most of the season playing for the Saginaw Spirits. The Tribune quoted Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville as saying Saad has a "good chance" of playing in the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Coyotes. The announcement comes as the coach announced that winger Marian Hossa, who was injured Tuesday night in Game 3, has been ruled out to play in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Thursday night, the Tribune reported. After practice on …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
P-R standout Brandon Saad chips in with 4 assists in IIHF World Junior Championship game.
Friday, December 30, 2011
5-2 loss could send USA to Relegation round.
Friday, December 30, 2011
The U.S. National Junior Hockey team, which includes Gibsonia native and former Pine-Richland High School standout Brandon Saad, was unable to stop a third period surge by the Czechs and lost its second game in a row of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship in Alberta, Canada. The U.S. next faces Canada Saturday night and a loss could send it to the tournament's Relegation round. Saad accounted for 5 of the USA's 54 shots on goal, but none of his made it into the net. Saad scored Team USA's only goal in the 4-1 loss to Finland, during the team's second game of the competition. It was the first time that Finland defeated the United States in six years in IIHF U20 play. Monday afternoon, Saad had one point, an assist, to help the US team …