Brandon Saad praise, Tampa Bay advances and more ...
In 2010, Brandon Saad was considered a top-five selection for the 2011 Entry Draft. The United States National Team Development Program product signed with the Saginaw Spirit and posted 55 points -- 27 goals -- over 59 games during his draft year, and he experienced a freefall in draft rankings.
The Chicago Blackhawks plucked Saad at 43rd overall during Day 2 of the draft.
At 22, Saad already has 126 regular season points in the NHL, which is more than everyone from the 2011 draft class not named Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Gabriel Landeskog.