Jean Savard
Position Centre
Shoots Right
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
172 lb (78 kg)
Teams NHL
Chicago Black Hawks
Hartford Whalers
New Brunswick Hawks
Springfield Indians
Binghamton Whalers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 26 1957 (1957-04-26) (age 63),
Verdun, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1977
Chicago Black Hawks
WHA Draft 75th overall, 1977
Birmingham Bulls
Pro Career 1977 – 1981

Jean Savard (born April 26, 1957) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre.

Savard played 43 games for the Chicago Black Hawks and Hartford Whalers in the late 70s. He was a natural goal scorer who excelled in junior, the minors and Europe.

He was chosen 19th overall by the Hawks in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft after leading the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with 84 goals and 180 points as a member of the Quebec Remparts and being named to the league's first all-star team. In 1977-78 he split his rookie pro season between Chicago and the Dallas Black Hawks of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The next season the ratio of minor pro to NHL games increased and he was left exposed at the 1979 NHL Expansion Draft.

The Hartford Whalers picked Savard in the hope that he would be able to regain his scoring touch. He only played one game for his new club but registered a decent 28 goals for the Springfield Indians of the AHL. After one more year in Springfield, Savard played in Switzerland and Austria before retiring in 1985.

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1974–75Montreal Red White and BlueQMJHL7235245938
1975–76Quebec RempartsQMJHL3213193229
1975–76Montreal JuniorsQMJHL3612233529
1976–77Quebec RempartsQMJHL72849618095
1977–78Dallas Black HawksCHL41171835281344832
1977–78Chicago Black HawksNHL317111820
1978–79New Brunswick HawksAHL602628548552240
1978–79Chicago Black HawksNHL110119
1979–80Springfield IndiansAHL7828437160
1979–80Hartford WhalersNHL10000
1980–81Binghamton WhalersAHL5213274070
1982–83Salt Lake Golden EaglesCHL30224
NHL totals 43 7 12 19 29


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