Savard in 1980
February 9, 1953|
Témiscaming, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
6th overall, 1973|
3rd overall, 1973|
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.
NHL Coaching statistics
|Team||Year||Regular season||Post season|
|Quebec Nordiques||1987-88||24||10||13||1||(24)||5th in Adams||(Fired)|
Savard and his wife, Marie-France, have two sons, Patrick and Dany.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
| Boston Bruins first round draft pick
| Head coach of the Quebec Nordiques
| General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens