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Born December 25, 1969(1969-12-25),
Surrey, BC, CAN
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Pro clubs Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1988
Buffalo Sabres
Career 1989 – 2004

Joel Savage (born December 25, 1969 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. Savage was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Despite his high draft status, Savage played just three NHL games, which came during the 1990–1991 season with the Sabres. Savage played his junior hockey career with the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League, compiling 143 points in 197 games.

Playing career

Savage's North American professional career included stints with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (1989–1993) and Fort Wayne Komets (1992–1994), San Diego Gulls (1993–1994), and Kalamazoo Wings (1993–1994) of the International Hockey League. Savage also played in 39 games with the Canadian National Team between 1994 and 1996.

Savage played several seasons professionally in Europe before retiring following the 2003–2004 season. In Europe, he played with Star Bulls Rosenheim, the Frankfurt Lions and Adler Mannheim of Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany, and HC Lugano and EV Zug of Nationalliga A in Switzerland. In 2002, he became Swiss citizen through marriage. Joel returned to live in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada where he is the President of Havaday Developments Inc. which is the developer of the Wildstone golf resort in Cranbrook in partnership with Gary Player.

Career statistics

                                            --- Regular season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1985-86  Kelowna Packers             BCJHL  43   10   12   22    0
1986-87  Victoria Cougars            WHL    68   14   13   27   48   5   2   0   2   0
1987-88  Victoria Cougars            WHL    69   37   32   69   73  --  --  --  --  --
1988-89  Victoria Cougars            WHL    60   17   30   47   95   6   1   1   2   8
1989-90  Rochester Americans         AHL    43    6    7   13   39   5   0   1   1   4
1990-91  Rochester Americans         AHL    61   25   19   44   45  15   3   3   6   8
1990-91  Buffalo Sabres              NHL     3    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
1991-92  Rochester Americans         AHL    59    8   14   22   39   9   2   0   2   8
1992-93  Fort Wayne Komets           IHL    46   21   16   37   60  10   3   5   8  22
1992-93  Rochester Americans         AHL     6    1    1    2    6   3   0   0   0  12
1993-94  Fort Wayne Komets           IHL    31    2   11   13   29  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  San Diego Gulls             IHL    20    0    2    2    4  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Kalamazoo Wings             IHL     4    2    1    3    0   2   0   0   0   4
1994-95  Canadian National Team      Intl   37   10   17   27   47
1995-96  Rosenheim Star Bulls        DEL    50   16   38   54   62
1995-96  Canadian National Team      Intl    2    0    0    0    8
1996-97  Rosenheim Star Bulls        DEL    46    8   19   27  108
1997-98  Frankfurt Lions             DEL    27    7   14   21   40
1998-99  Frankfurt Lions             DEL    49   13   11   24   56
1999-00  Mannheim Eagles             DEL    47   10   13   23   61   5   0   0   0   4
2000-01  Lugano                      Swiss  41    8    8   16   63  18   4   3   7  30
2001-02  Zug                         Swiss  31   12   12   24   38
2002-03  Zug                         Swiss  34    3    5    8   24
2003-04  Zug                         Swiss  47    4    6   10   67   2   0   0   0   2
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         NHL totals                          3    0    1    1    0

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