Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Savard
David Savard was born on October 22, 1990 in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec. A product of the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Savard was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. In his final junior season Savard led all QMJHL defenseman in scoring, recording an impressive 77 points, while setting a league record for assists by a defenseman with 64. Savard also continued to provide stability in the defensive zone. For his efforts he was awarded the Émile Bouchard Trophy as the best QMJHL Defensive defenseman and the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the best QMJHL defenseman.

Though still eligible for junior, the Columbus Blue Jackets assigned Savard to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League for the 2010-11 season. He finished as the team's top scoring defenseman, and second among the league's rookie defenders.

Savard would split time during the 2011-12 season between Springfield and Columbus. In 31 games at the NHL level for the Blue Jackets he recorded two goals and eight assists.

The 2014-15 season would be a career year for Savard as he established new career highs in goals, assists and points, with 11, 25 and 36 respectively.

On the international stage Savard has represented Canada once during the 2015 IIHF World Championship where he would help his country earn a Gold Medal.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2006-07 Seminaire St-Francois Blizzard QAAA 44 10 16 26 52 18 1 12 13 10
2007-08 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 35 1 6 7 22 -2
2007-08 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 32 0 5 5 18 -19
2008-09 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 9 35 44 33 +29 10 5 5 10 10
2009-10 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 64 13 64 77 36 +32 21 1 14 15 8
2009-10 Moncton Wildcats M-Cup 3 1 1 2 2
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 11 32 43 18 -6
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 2 8 10 16 0
2011-12 Springfield Falcons AHL 44 4 18 22 72 +6
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 60 5 26 31 40 +12 8 2 3 5 8
2012-13 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -3
2013-14 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 70 5 10 15 28 +2 6 0 4 4 4
2014-15 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 11 25 36 71 0
2014-15 Canada WC-A 10 0 4 4 6 +10
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 65 4 21 25 45 -7
2016-17 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 6 17 23 44 +33 5 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 326 28 81 109 204 11 0 5 5 8


QMJHL First All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2010) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2010)
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