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Serge Savard

Born:January 22, 1946Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Landrienne, QuebecPosition:D
Known For:Hall of FameShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Serge Aubrey Savard (born January 22, 1946) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenseman, most famously with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is the Senior Vice President, Hockey Operations with the Montreal Canadiens. He is also a local businessman in Montreal, and is nicknamed “the Senator.” In 2017 Savard was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. He won seven Stanley Cups with the Canadiens.

After Savard retired as a player, he was named the general manager of the Canadiens, also serving as Manager of minor league team Sherbrooke Canadiens. Savard won the Calder Cup with Sherbrooke in 1985. In 1986 and 1993 he was the general manager of the Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens.

In 1994 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2004, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.

St. Louis Blues Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Final 1968
May 7, 1968, file photo: Montreal Canadiens’ Serge Savard is about to land in the lap of St. Louis Blues’ goalie Glenn Hall as the puck spins into the net for the winning goal in the NHL Stanley Cup final at St. Louis, Mo.. (AP Photo/File)

Serge Savard Statistics

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Achievements

  • Conn Smythe Trophy — 1969
  • Played in Four NHL All-Star Games — 1970, 1973, 1977, 1978
  • Played in 1979 Challenge Cup
  • Bill Masterson Trophy — 1979
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame — 1986
  • Made Officer of the Order of Canada — 1994
  • Made Knight of the National Order of Quebec — 2004
  • Stanley Cup Champion (as player) — 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
  • Stanley Cup Champion (as general manager) — 1986, 1993

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