Blackhawks Prospects Brandon Saad, Garret Ross Honored

On Monday morning, two Blackhawks prospects were honored.

Former Saginaw teammates Brandon Saad and Garret Ross named Player of the Week by the AHL and OHL, respectively.

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Saad posted six points in three games,  including two game-winning  goals, during the last week. He has 20 points (8 goals and 12 assists) in 31 games for the IceHogs this season.

Saad is currently skating with the NHL club in training camp.

Ross, meanwhile, had seven points in three games with Saginaw. So far this season, Ross is second on the Spirit in scoring with 49 points (24 goals, 25 assists) in 38 games, and is the team’s captain. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 Draft by the Blackhawks.


7 thoughts on “Blackhawks Prospects Brandon Saad, Garret Ross Honored

  • January 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Saad is the next Marian Hossa. Book it.

  • January 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I would have confidence in that statement if your name wasn;t StanIsTheMan :-(

  • January 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I don’t know that Saad is the 2nd coming of anything, but he is definitely finding his game in Rockford at the right time…he is getting a shot at the Hawks training camp, and when he gets sent back, Saad might just settle in as a top player for the rest of this year in Rockford.

    I think he will make a good pro, starting next year.

  • January 14, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Garrett Ross, imo, will do what Andrew Shaw did last year. In fact, they are very similar players. There is a good you tube video out there of him and Shaw scrapping a couple years ago. Check it out (sorry – not enough time to post link). I think that he will finish the season with the Hogs and, depending on injuries or more of Stan’s non-action plans, perhaps make an appearance with the big club. That is how highly I feel his contributions could impact the team. Time will tell of course….

  • January 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Saad does have that long powerful stride that Hossa has… and we can only hope that he has half the career of Hoss. That being said-

    I was at practice today…
    The 2nd line looked the best Kane-Bolland-Sharp- really dominated a 3-on-3 cycle drill.

    I am a HUGE Hossa fan… but he did not look good!!! In fact, he pulled a Post-concussion Monty and fell on his ass w/ no one around while skating… I have never seen him do this before… also mishandled puck several times… very un-Hossa like. I really hope I am completely wrong!!!!

    Speaking of Monty- he was absent!!! Which to me means he is probably going to be chopped! (and should be- everyone who reads this site knows my thoughts on Monty-he was damaged goods when Hawks signed him… Never has been right/Pronger-like concussion(s)- should never play again!)

    Saad was very good today… he has some serious speed. I think he will play this year!

  • January 15, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I guess Stan Bowman is to bring the Cup here every year, or at the very least, every other year?

  • January 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the info Wall…Saad showing a lot of speed is crucial for his game to translate to the NHL level…good news…as for Hossa, he will come around…first, he is NOT the kind of person or player to put himself out there when he is not ready or “safe”, so considering that, he has too much talent and ability to not come around. If he plays, he will be good.

    I am not surprised to here that about Sharp, Kane, Bolland…they make a very intriguing line…Bolly is a great defensive player, but he didn’t score a 150 points in junior in 58 games for nothing…he has lots of offensive game…that’s going to be a good line.

    Thanks again my friend!

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