Chicago Trades Saad To Colorado For Zadorov

 

 

Chicago has sent Brandon Saad and Dennis Gilbert to Colorado for Nikita Zadorov and Anton Lindholm. Chicago will retain one million dollars on Saad’s six million dollar contract making it a five million dollar cap hit for the Avalanche. Zadorov will bring some nasty and youth to the Chicago defensive group.

Nikita Zadorov is 25-years-old and had four goals and nine assists for 13 points last season. Zadorov is a defensive defenseman that has yet to hit his prime but has a physical element that can change games. Going the other way is 27-year-old Brandon Saad, who had 21 goals, 12 assists, and 33 points in 58 games last season. Saad has lots of skill and was a sought after trade target for multiple teams this offseason. Saad is in the last year of his contract and could be a one-season rental as Colorado is committed to contending for the Stanley Cup next season. Stan Bowman loves to make trades involving Saad, as this is the third time he gets a good return in Zadorov, who looks like he will be a more than promising NHL player in the future. Who won this trade? Let us know.