André Savard

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André Savard
Born (1953-02-09) February 9, 1953 (age 61)
Témiscaming, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1973
Boston Bruins
WHA Draft 3rd overall, 1973
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1973–1985

André Savard (born February 9, 1953 in Témiscaming, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey center. He and his wife, Marie-France, have two sons, Patrick and Dany.

Playing career[edit]

Savard played 790 National Hockey League games for Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and Quebec Nordiques. He was drafted sixth overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Boston Bruins. He tallied 482 points (211 goals, 271 assists) during his career.

He served as head coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Savard was also a scout for the Ottawa Senators from 1994–1999 before being named an assistant coach for Ottawa. He was the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens from November 20, 2000, until the end of the 2002–2003 regular season when he stepped aside to allow Bob Gainey to become general manager. His tenure as GM was too short to fully evaluate, but Savard is generally credited with his success in drafting a number of quality prospects whom Gainey inherited. He then spent the following three years as Montreal's assistant GM. He was hired as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 3, 2006, working under head coach Michel Therrien, whom he had fired while GM of Montreal.

Career statistics[edit]

                                            --- Regular season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1969-70  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  56   23   60   83  126  --  --  --  --  --
1970-71  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  61   50   89  139  150  14   9  17  26  56
1971-72  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  33   32   46   78  103  --  --  --  --  --
1972-73  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  56   67   84  151  147  --  --  --  --  --
1973-74  Boston Bruins               NHL    72   16   14   30   39  16   3   2   5  24
1974-75  Boston Bruins               NHL    77   19   25   44   45   3   1   1   2   2
1975-76  Boston Bruins               NHL    79   17   23   40   60  12   1   4   5   9
1976-77  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    80   25   35   60   30   6   0   1   1   2
1977-78  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    80   19   20   39   40   6   0   0   0   4
1978-79  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    65   18   22   40   20   3   0   2   2   2
1979-80  Rochester Americans         AHL    25   11   17   28    4  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    33    3   10   13   16   8   1   1   2   2
1980-81  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    79   31   43   74   63   8   4   2   6  17
1981-82  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    62   18   20   38   24   4   0   1   1   5
1982-83  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    68   16   25   41   28  10   0   4   4   8
1983-84  Quebec Nordiques            NHL    60   20   24   44   38   9   3   0   3   2
1984-85  Quebec Nordiques            NHL    35    9   10   19    8  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL totals                        790  211  271  482  411  85  13  18  31  77

NHL Coaching statistics[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Quebec Nordiques 1987-88 24 10 13 1 (24) 5th in Adams (Fired)

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Preceded by
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Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Real Cloutier
Preceded by
Mike Bloom
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Don Larway
Preceded by
Michel Bergeron
Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques
1987
Succeeded by
Ron Lapointe
Preceded by
Rejean Houle
General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens
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Succeeded by
Bob Gainey