André Savard

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André Savard
André Savard 1980.JPG
Savard in 1980
Born (1953-02-09) February 9, 1953 (age 65)
Témiscaming, Quebec, Canada
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

Joseph André Denis Savard (born February 9, 1953 in Témiscaming, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey center.

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 League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1969–70 Québec Remparts QMJHL 53 23 60 83 126 14 9 13 22 30
1969–70 Québec Remparts M-Cup 12 8 9 17 37
1970–71 Québec Remparts QMJHL 61 50 89 139 150 14 9 17 26 56
1970–71 Québec Remparts M-Cup 6 2 7 9 9
1971–72 Québec Remparts QMJHL 33 32 46 78 103
1972–73 Québec Remparts QMJHL 56 67 84 151 147 15 18 24 42 33
1972–73 Québec Remparts M-Cup 3 2 3 5 18
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 Buffalo Sabres NHL 33 3 10 13 16 8 1 1 2 2
1979–80 Rochester Americans AHL 25 11 17 28 4
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 Québec Nordiques NHL 60 20 24 44 38 9 3 0 3 2
1984–85 Québec Nordiques NHL 35 9 10 19 8
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)

Personal[edit]

Savard and his wife, Marie-France, have two sons, Patrick and Dany.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
None
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