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Born September 2, 1953 (1953-09-02) (age 56),
Témiscaming, PQ, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 01 in (1.85 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Pro clubs Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1973
Boston Bruins
WHA Draft 3rd overall, 1973
Quebec Nordiques
Career 1973 – 1985

André Savard (born September 2, 1953, in Témiscaming, Quebec) is a retired former professional ice hockey centre. He and his wife, Marie-France, have two sons, Patrick and Dany.

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Playing career

Savard played 790 National Hockey League games for Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and Quebec Nordiques. He was drafted sixth overall in the 1973 NHL Amateur Draft by the Boston Bruins. He tallied 482 points (211 goals, 271 assists) during his career.

He served as head coach of the Quebec Nordiques. Savard was also a scout for the Ottawa Senators from 1994–1999 before being named an assistant coach for Ottawa. He was the general manager of the Montreal Canadiens from November 20, 2000, until the end of the 2002–2003 regular season when he stepped aside to allow Bob Gainey to become general manager. His tenure as GM was too short to fully evaluate, but Savard is generally credited with his success in drafting a number of quality prospects whom Gainey inherited. He then spent the following three years as Montreal's assistant GM. He was hired as an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 3, 2006, working under head coach Michel Therrien, whom he had fired while GM of Montreal.

Career statistics

                                            --- Regular season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1969-70  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  56   23   60   83  126  --  --  --  --  --
1970-71  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  61   50   89  139  150  14   9  17  26  56
1971-72  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  33   32   46   78  103  --  --  --  --  --
1972-73  Quebec Remparts             QMJHL  56   67   84  151  147  --  --  --  --  --
1973-74  Boston Bruins               NHL    72   16   14   30   39  16   3   2   5  24
1974-75  Boston Bruins               NHL    77   19   25   44   45   3   1   1   2   2
1975-76  Boston Bruins               NHL    79   17   23   40   60  12   1   4   5   9
1976-77  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    80   25   35   60   30   6   0   1   1   2
1977-78  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    80   19   20   39   40   6   0   0   0   4
1978-79  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    65   18   22   40   20   3   0   2   2   2
1979-80  Rochester Americans         AHL    25   11   17   28    4  --  --  --  --  --
1979-80  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    33    3   10   13   16   8   1   1   2   2
1980-81  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    79   31   43   74   63   8   4   2   6  17
1981-82  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    62   18   20   38   24   4   0   1   1   5
1982-83  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    68   16   25   41   28  10   0   4   4   8
1983-84  Quebec Nordiques            NHL    60   20   24   44   38   9   3   0   3   2
1984-85  Quebec Nordiques            NHL    35    9   10   19    8  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL totals                        790  211  271  482  411  85  13  18  31  77

Coaching statistics

Season  Team                Lge Type            GP  W  L  T OTL   Pct Result 
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL Head coach      80 35 37  8   0 0.487 Lost in round 1 
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL Head coach      ------- Replaced mid-season -------    
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques    NHL Head coach      80 32 43  5   0 0.431 Out of Playoffs 
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques    NHL Assistant coach 
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques    NHL Assistant coach 
1999-00 Ottawa Senators     NHL Assistant coach 
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Assistant coach 
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Assistant coach  
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Assistant coach  ------- Replaced mid-season -------   

External links

Preceded by
None
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Real Cloutier
Preceded by
Mike Bloom
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
1973
Succeeded by
Don Larway
Preceded by
Réjean Houle
General manager of the Montreal Canadiens
20002003
Succeeded by
Bob Gainey
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