May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the third period in game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Chicago Blackhawks defeats the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks Top 100- #98 Brandon Saad

 

We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of the all time Chicago Blackhawks.  It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down memory lane.

Brandon Saad Statistics

Games- 126

Goals-29

Assists-45

+/- +37

Game Winning Goals- 4

Postseason

Games-44

Goals-7

Assists-16

+11

Stanley Cups-1

Brandon Saad is on the list more for potential then what his all-time stats are ranked at this time. Saad showed everyone in the LA Kings series that he can play at an extemely high level for an extended period of time and could be looking at the cusp of becoming great at only 21 years old.

In this day and age of advanced stats, Saad is a possession monster and is in the make and mold of Marian Hossa which makes the past two year really amazing for Saad getting to see Hossa on and off the ice as one of the most dominant two-way players of this generation.  Saad is still getting better and from what we saw in the Kings series it could be an unlimited ceiling. Saad has a Stanley Cup and this coming season should be his true coming out party for #20.

Phil Esposito was gone too soon but was #100, and although we only have 2 seasons with Saad we put him at #98 for what he can accomplish!

What do you think? Too High, Too Low or Shouldn’t have made the List? It’s always fun debating lists especailly on a Team with such great history.

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