He was touted as a star throughout his early hockey career. Savard’s amateur teams consistently won titles at all levels of peewee, midget and provincial leagues. He was projected as a “can’t miss” prospect in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks drafted Savard in the 1st round, 3rd overall in the 1980 NHL Draft. After being traded to Montreal he helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1993.
Savard was among the top 10 in scoring five times in his career, including two third-place finishes. His exceptional stickhandling skating and playmaking skills earned him numerous appearances on hockey’s highlight reels. Over the course of his stellar 17 year NHL career he registered 1338 points in 1196 games.