#6 - David Savard - DefenseShoots:
Right 6'1", 217 lbs.
: St. Hyacinthe, Quebec Years Pro:
Made his pro debut on 10-8-10 at Providence collecting two assists. Collected two assists on 10-9-10. Scored his first pro goal on 12-17-10 at Bridgeport. Scored his second goal of the year on 12-31-10. Scored third goal of the year on 1-8-11.
Registered 13 goals and 64 assists for 77 points, 36 penalty minutes and had a +32 plus/minus rating in 64 games with Moncton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2009-10. He added 1-14-15 and eight penalty minutes in 21 playoff games to help the Wildcats win the QMJHL championship and earn a berth in the Memorial Cup. He was named the Canadian Hockey League defenseman of the year, won the Emile-Bouchard Trophy as the QMJHL's defenseman of the year, was awarded the Kevin Lowe Trophy as the QMJHL's top defensive defenseman, was named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team and became the first defenseman in league history to lead the QMJHL in assists.
Savard had an excellent sophomore season with Moncton (QMJHL), improving on his numbers from his rookie year. In 68 games with the Wildcats, he recorded nine goals and 35 assists for a total of 44 points. He led all Moncton defensemen in assists and also led the club with a +29 rating.
He collected 23-110-133, 109 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +40 in 199 career QMJHL games with Moncton and Baie-Comeau. He added 6-19-25 and 18 penalty minutes in 31 career playoff games.
Columbus Blue Jackets round four (94th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.