FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 10th, 2017
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS LEFT WINGER BRANDON SAAD TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON CSN’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”
“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by CSN’s Pat Boyle and featuring Brandon Saad to debut Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM CT
CSN live stream available on CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (August 10, 2017) – CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM CT, CSN’s Pat Boyle hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with two-time Stanley Cup champion/2016 NHL All-Star/returning Blackhawks fan favorite BRANDON SAAD. NOTE: Live stream of this program will also be available at CSNChicago.com/WatchLive or via the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers.
A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Saad was drafted by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft (43rd) and quickly made his presence known in his rookie season (the 2013 Blackhawks Stanley Cup title year) by finishing third overall in the Calder Memorial Trophy rookie of the year voting. Following the team’s 2015 Stanley Cup championship, Saad was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In two seasons with Columbus, Saad racked up 55 goals and 106 points and earned his first All-Star appearance in ’16. The great news for Blackhawks fans: the versatile left winger will be returning to Chicago this season with huge aspirations of winning his third Stanley Cup title.
In this edition of “Inside Look,” Saad discusses everything from growing up in Pittsburgh and his early years involved in youth hockey, his transition from playing in the juniors to the NHL, being traded to Columbus/being traded back to Chicago, his favorite nickname, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out CSN’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on CSN. CSN will also re-air Inside Look with Brandon Saad on the following dates/times: Tue, Aug. 15 at 11:00 PM – Wed, Aug. 16 at 4:30 PM (on CSN+HD) – Fri, Aug. 18 at NOON – Sun, Aug. 20 at 3:30 PM (on CSN+HD) – Thu, Aug. 24 at 4:00 PM (on CSN+HD) – Fri, Aug. 25 at 6:00 AM (on CSN+HD) – Sat, Aug. 26 at 1:00 AM PM (on CSN+HD) & Thu, Aug. 31 at 6:00 AM (on CSN+HD). (Schedule subject to change)
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Brandon Saad presented by Cadillac premiering Monday, August 14 at 7:00 PM on CSN:
Saad on being traded to Columbus following the team’s 2015 Stanley Cup Championship:
“Coming off a cup win you have that relationship with all the players, it’s my first time getting traded, so that’s all new for me, you see the business side of it quickly, and it’s bitter at first, it’s tough… you just have to move on and as you move on you realize it’s a business and it’s just part of the game
Saad on being traded back to the Blackhawks this summer:
“I was shocked at first. You get the phone call, you don’t expect anything and then you hear you’re traded…not only traded, but traded back to Chicago. It was shocking, but going back to a familiar place and a place where I had success, it was just pure excitement after that.”
Saad on his favorite nickname:
“The one that sticks out is ‘SaadFather.’ When I first heard that, it was pretty funny…they’re all good though. I can’t remember what came from what person but they’re all pretty funny and special to me.”
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