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20 Brandon Saad LW

Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
33%16%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
0220215:03
Latest News
  • Blackhawks' Brandon Saad: Healthy scratch upcoming?

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (10/15/18) Saad was not part of Chicago's top four lines at Monday's practice, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports.

    This is an intriguing development, considering Saad has tallied two assists in five games to start the season. Chicago's next game is still three days away Thursday versus the Coyotes, and a lot can change between now and puck drop. The 25-year-old American is healthy and has averaged 17:03 of ice time, fifth most among Blackhawks forwards, so this will be a story worth monitoring over the next few days.

    Blackhawks' Brandon Saad: Looking to bounce back in 2018-19

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (9/12/18) Saad will be looking to enjoy a bounce-back campaign after posting his lowest point total since his rookie season in 2017-18.

    Saad was a major disappointment last season, failing to crack the 20-goal and 50-point marks for the first time in three seasons. The silver lining for Saad is that lack of production wasn't due to a decreased role, as the 25-year-old winger set a career high in ice time, averaging 17:30 per contest, while also logging over two minutes of time on the man advantage per game. The Pittsburgh native also set a career high in shots on net with 237, but failed to translate that heavy shot volume into his typical goal production due to a career-low 7.6 shooting percentage. It's safe to assume Saad will see positive regression in that category this season, and when you couple that with the fact that he'll likely be skating with a better player on his opposite wing, it's easy to see why he should be considered a prime bounce-back candidate in 2018-19.

    Blackhawks' Brandon Saad: Posts 35 points back with Chicago

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/30/18) Saad put up 35 points (18 goals, 17 assists) while playing in all 82 games, firing off 237 shots on goal and averaging 17:30 of ice time.

    Much like his teammates, Saad saw a decrease in points throughout the season, and the 35 total was his lowest amount since the lockout shortened 2012-13. That doesn't mean the fault was all on the 25-year-old though, as he set a new career high in shots on goal (237) but was victimized by a career low 7.6 shooting percentage -- he'd never posted a mark below 10 prior -- and helped drive play which was evidenced by his 56.6 corsi percentage. Saad also saw 2:07 of power-play time per game but remarkably only had one point on the man advantage, which also dragged down his total. Saad is due back in Chicago for 2018-19, and should stay in the top six and retain a power-play role.

    Blackhawks' Brandon Saad: Notches assist in loss

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/23/18) Saad tallied an assist and fired seven shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.

    Saad has been moved up and down in the lineup in an attempt to get him going throughout the season, but that hasn't translated into increased production, as he'll almost certainly finish the year with his lowest point total since the abbreviated 2012-13 campaign. The 25-year-old winger's season has undoubtedly been a disappointment, but the same can be said for the Blackhawks as a whole, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him rebound and surpass the 50-point threshold in 2018-19. Saad will be a player savvy fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on in the later rounds of their drafts as a potential value pick next campaign.

    Blackhawks' Brandon Saad: Has points in back-to-back games

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/17/18) Saad recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-1 blowout win over the Capitals.

    It's been a disappointing reunion campaign for Saad after being brought back to Chicago in the Artemi Panarin trade over the summer, as he has just 15 goals and 27 points in 59 contests. With two goals and an assist in his last two games, the Blackhawks can only hope the two-time Stanley Cup winner is rounding into form late in the season, so fantasy owners should pick him up if still available before he's back on the radar again.

 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Chicago20000000000
2012-13Chicago461017271701201729
2013-14Chicago781928472030205072
2014-15Chicago82232952720603850
2015-16Columbus78312253160701915
2016-17Columbus8224295323104045
2017-18Chicago82181735-1010805665
2018-19Chicago802200000411
45812514426958131290188247
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Chicago30.028:02402:440:030000
2012-13Chicago9810.2757:13102170:3039:3512006
2013-14Chicago15911.91270:391694141:1955:39200010
2014-15Chicago20311.31414:461891179:4288:3912006
2015-16Columbus23313.31343:021762165:0649:5114007
2016-17Columbus21011.41396:261888129:0340:428004
2017-18Chicago2377.61435:201937174:37140:3014007
2018-19Chicago150.0124:431617:4512:112001
115810.87770:1110394870:46427:10820041
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Chicago20112000000
2012-13Chicago23156-10000710
2013-14Chicago19610161010101429
2014-15Chicago2383115012064
2016-17Columbus5123-5000000
721621371111302743
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Chicago00.024:42332:280:000000
2012-13Chicago502.0377:0953937:3521:314002
2013-14Chicago3517.1332:4845836:461:186003
2014-15Chicago5913.6466:0869642:4147:566003
2016-17Columbus1010.079:501215:540:000000
15410.41280:371847125:2470:4516008
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/206
Birthdate:
10/27/1992
Age:
25
Hometown:
Pittsburgh, PA
Team:
Chicago Blackhawks
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NHL Experience: