Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Savard
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Marc Savard was a standout with the Metcalfe Jets of the EOJBHL before moving up to the OHL's Oshawa Generals in 1993-94. He was claimed 91st overall by the New York Rangers in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft after leading the OHL in scoring with 139 points. An offensively gifted player, Savard impressed at training camp but was returned to Oshawa to further develop. In 1996-97 he won his second OHL scoring title with 130 points.

The two-time OHL scoring champions Savard played 28 games for the Rangers in 1997-98 but saw most of his game action with the Hartford Wolfpack of the AHL. The next season he added a creative element to New York's line up with 36 assists in 70 games. In June, 1999 Savard was traded to the Flames in a deal involving several prospects and draft choices. Upon his arrival in Calgary, Savard had back-to-back 20-plus goal seasons and a career high 65 points in 2000-01.

After an injury plagued 2001-02 season, and the acquisitions of Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle prior to the 2002-03 season, Savard was fighting for ice-time and was subsequently traded to the Atlanta Thrashers where he flourished with 47 points in only 57 games with the young Thrashers. Injuries limited the Ottawa, ON native to a mere 45 games in 2003-04, yet he managed to record 52 points (19-33-52).

After the Thrashers failed to make the playoffs, Savard became an unrestricted free agent. In July of 2006, the play-making forward Savard signed with the Boston Bruins. In his first season in Beantown, he led the team in scoring and established a career season-high in assists. His 74 assists on the season were the most by a Bruin since 1993-94 (Adam Oates, 80) and his 96 points were the highest total by a Bruin since 2002-03 (Joe Thornton, 101). The following year Savard picked up where he left off offensively, his 78 points once again led the team and although the Bruins failed to make a deep run into the playoffs, the team showed significant signs of improvement.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1992-93 Metcalfe Jets ON-Jr.B 36 44 55 99 38
1993-94 Oshawa Generals OHL 61 18 39 57 20 5 4 3 7 8
1993-94 Canada U-18 5 0 7 7 0
1994-95 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 43 96 139 78 7 5 6 11 8
1995-96 Oshawa Generals OHL 48 28 59 87 77 5 4 5 9 6
1996-97 Oshawa Generals OHL 64 43 87 130 94 +22 18 13 24 37 20
1996-97 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 4 0 6 6 4
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 28 1 5 6 4 -4
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 58 21 53 74 66 +16 15 8 19 27 24
1998-99 New York Rangers NHL 70 9 36 45 38 -7
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 9 3 10 13 16 +1 7 1 12 13 16
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 78 22 31 53 56 -2
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 77 23 42 65 46 -12
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 56 14 19 33 48 -18
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 10 1 2 3 8 -3
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 57 16 31 47 77 -11
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 45 19 33 52 85 -8
2004-05 HC Thurgau Swiss-2 13 9 19 28 10
2004-05 SC Bern Swiss 5 1 2 3 0
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 28 69 97 100 +7
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 82 22 74 96 96 -19
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 74 15 63 78 66 +3 7 1 5 6 6
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 82 25 63 88 70 +25 11 6 7 13 4
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 41 10 23 33 14 +2 7 1 2 3 12
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 25 2 8 10 29 -7
NHL Totals 807 207 499 706 737 25 8 14 22 22


OHL Second All-Star Team (1995) AHL All-Rookie Team (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2008, 2009) Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with NY Rangers 1st round pick (Oleg Saprykin) in 1999 NHL Draft for the rights to Jan Hlavac and Calgary's 1st (Jamie Lundmark) and 3rd (later traded back to Calgary - Calgary selected Craig Andersson) round picks in 1999 NHL Draft, June 26, 1999. Traded to Atlanta by Calgary for Ruslan Zainullin, November 15, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Thurgau (Swiss-2), October 11, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), November 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 1, 2006. Missed majority of 2010-11 and all subsequent seasons while under contract due to head injuries at Pittsburgh, March 7, 2010, and at Colorado, January 22, 2011. Traded to Florida by Boston with Reilly Smith for Jimmy Hayes, July 1, 2015. Traded to New Jersey by Florida with Florida's 2nd round pick in 2018 NHL Draft for Paul Thompson and Graham Black, June 10, 2016.
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