Salvador in 2012.
February 11, 1976 |
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
|NHL Draft||138th overall, 1994
Tampa Bay Lightning
Bryce Chad Salvador (born February 11, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Salvador was drafted in the sixth round, 138th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. During his professional career, he played for the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils.
Salvador entered the NHL with a reputation as a gritty defenseman and engaged in three fights in his first 15 games. While in St. Louis, Salvador created a program with teammate Jamal Mayers called Jam 'n Sal's Community Stars, which recognizes kids who perform small acts of kindness and generosity.  Salvador was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the Devils for Cam Janssen. On July 1, 2008, Salvador re-signed with the Devils to a four-year deal worth $11.6 million.
On January 17, 2013, due to his leadership in the locker room and somewhat lengthy tenure on the roster, he was named the 10th captain in the New Jersey Devils history, and the third black captain in NHL history, behind Dirk Graham and Jarome Iginla. Due to lower back injuries, Salvador only played in 94 games since the start of the 2012-13 season.
On September 2, 2015, Salvador announced his retirement from professional hockey after playing for 14 seasons.
|2000–01||St. Louis Blues||NHL||75||2||8||10||69||14||2||0||2||18|
|2001–02||St. Louis Blues||NHL||66||5||7||12||78||10||0||1||1||4|
|2002–03||St. Louis Blues||NHL||71||2||8||10||95||7||0||0||0||2|
|2003–04||St. Louis Blues||NHL||69||3||5||8||47||5||0||0||0||2|
|2004–05||Missouri River Otters||UHL||7||0||0||0||16||3||0||0||0||0|
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||46||1||4||5||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||64||2||5||7||55||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||56||1||10||11||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||8||0||0||0||11||5||1||0||1||2|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||76||3||13||16||78||4||0||0||0||4|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||79||4||10||14||57||5||0||0||0||6|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||82||0||9||9||66||24||4||10||14||26|
|2012–13||New Jersey Devils||NHL||39||0||2||2||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||40||1||3||4||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||New Jersey Devils||NHL||15||0||2||2||20||—||—||—||—||—|
- "New Jersey Devils' captain Bryce Salvador retires after 14 seasons in NHL". latino.foxnews.com. Fox News Latino. September 3, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Chere, Rich (February 27, 2013). "Devils' Bryce Salvador: Kid from Manitoba becomes respected captain". NJ.com. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
- "Best Sports Figure Not Named Pujols St. Louis 2007 - Jamal Mayers". River Front Times. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- "Devils name Bryce Salvador captain". National Hockey League. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Devils captain Salvador announces retirement". nhl.com. National Hockey League. September 2, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Salvador, Bryce (September 2, 2015). "'Til It's Gone". Players Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bryce Salvador.|
- Bryce Salvador's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Bryce Salvador's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|New Jersey Devils captain