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David Savard

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets

2015-16 NHL Stats

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4

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21

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-7

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45

2016 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Savard's production took a step back last season as he battled foot and oblique injuries before ending his campaign early to undergo foot surgery. When healthy, the 25-year-old offers solid size and a strong presence in his own end while chipping in as a secondary option on ...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 227   DOB: 10/22/1990   BORN: St. Hyacinthe, Quebec   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #94 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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David Savard Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $21.25 million contract with the Blue Jackets in September 2015. Deal goes into effect beginning in 2016-17 and runs through the 2020-21 season.

September 20, 2016  –  David Savard News

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Savard is expected to start the 2016-17 campaign as a top-four defenseman, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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David Savard NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 20 NHL CLS 31 2 8 10 0 16 34 5.9 0 0 16:34 1 3 4 2:19 30 15
2012-13 21 NHL CLS 4 0 0 0 -3 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:12 0 0 0 0:05 4 2
2013-14 22 NHL CLS 70 5 10 15 2 28 63 7.9 1 0 17:50 1 3 4 0:46 149 81
2014-15 23 NHL CLS 82 11 25 36 0 71 112 9.8 3 0 22:57 3 7 10 1:57 195 105
2015-16 24 NHL CLS 65 4 21 25 -7 45 122 3.3 0 0 23:10 1 4 5 2:08 122 111

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

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David Savard – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Ryan Murray
  2. David Savard
  3. Zach Werenski  DTD
  4. Cody Goloubef  DTD
Columbus Blue Jackets

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

23:10

Average Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 23:10.

2:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 2:08 during power plays.

2:55

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 2:55 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 17:50 0:46 1:39
2014-15 22:57 1:57 2:52
2015-16 23:10 2:08 2:55

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   David Savard
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 CHI 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 23:16 0:44
Apr 8 @BUF 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 19:45 1:04
Apr 6 @TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 19:59 2:01
Apr 4 NYR 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 23:05 3:27
Apr 2 @CAR 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 21:56 1:55
Mar 31 @NYI 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 3 1 22:37 1:56
Mar 28 @WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 22:58 2:30
Mar 26 @NAS 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 21:49 0:53
Mar 24 CAR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 21:33 2:08
Mar 22 PHI 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 24:31 1:54
Mar 20 @NJD 0 0 0 -2 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 21:01 2:40
Mar 19 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 24:36 3:15
Mar 17 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:57 1:36
Mar 13 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 3 23:08 2:32
Mar 11 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:44 1:27
Mar 8 DET 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 21:11 3:08
Mar 5 @PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 24:06 2:08
Mar 4 EDM 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 4 22:16 2:46
Feb 29 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 18:14 0:34
Feb 27 FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 3 23:17 2:14
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Feb 25 NJD 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 24:38 0:58
Feb 23 @DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 18:40 0:00
Feb 22 @BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 19:25 0:00
Feb 19 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 21:33 0:41
Feb 16 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 19:46 0:00
Feb 13 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 3 19:48 0:30
Feb 11 ANA Did Not Play
Feb 9 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 5 @CGY Did Not Play
Feb 4 @VAN Did Not Play
Feb 2 @EDM Did Not Play
Jan 26 @MON Did Not Play
Jan 25 MON Did Not Play
Jan 23 @BOS Did Not Play
Jan 21 CGY Did Not Play
Jan 19 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 16 COL Did Not Play
Jan 13 @TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 8:03 0:58
Jan 12 @NYI 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 1 20:42 3:13
Jan 9 CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 25:44 2:20
Jan 8 @CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 4 24:28 1:52
Jan 5 MIN 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 25:05 0:17
Jan 2 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:38 0:40
Dec 29 DAL Did Not Play
Dec 27 @FLA Did Not Play
Dec 26 @TAM Did Not Play
Dec 21 @PIT Did Not Play
Dec 19 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 17 @ARI Did Not Play
Dec 15 @DAL 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:18 0:00
Dec 14 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 22:18 1:32
Dec 12 NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 3 24:12 0:00
Dec 10 @WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 24:27 1:31
Dec 8 LOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 4 26:14 0:00
Dec 5 @PHI 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 24:37 2:06
Dec 4 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 26:17 4:23
Dec 1 @MON 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 26:36 2:02
Nov 28 @STL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 26:45 0:43
Nov 27 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 3 30:36 5:56
Nov 25 @NJD 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 28:34 2:26
Nov 22 SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 27:28 3:06
Nov 20 NAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 30:48 0:58
Nov 19 @OTT 0 0 0 -2 15 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 4 22:04 3:52
Nov 17 STL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 24:00 4:30
Nov 14 ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 2 27:39 2:42
Nov 13 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 3 28:05 3:22
Nov 10 VAN 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 27:09 0:47
Nov 6 @ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 24:04 2:45
Nov 5 @LOS 0 1 1 -1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 5 26:01 3:41
Nov 3 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 24:59 1:59
Oct 31 WPG 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 4 1 27:47 6:17
Oct 30 @WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 24:21 3:27
Oct 27 @NJD 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 25:38 3:20
Oct 24 @COL 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 3 4 24:31 4:02
Oct 22 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 22:52 1:26
Oct 20 NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 5 1 25:00 6:06
Oct 17 @CHI 0 1 1 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 22:08 1:44
Oct 16 TOR 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 21:13 2:08
Oct 14 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:38 1:59
Oct 12 @BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 22:33 1:27
Oct 10 @NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 18:58 4:11
Oct 9 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:54 1:32

David Savard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Savard, who had a piece of a bone "floating" in his foot per GM Jarmo Kekalainen, underwent surgery Monday to address the issue, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard picked up a pair of helpers, adding a plus-3 rating and two hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes.

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Savard scored twice in Friday's 6-3 doubling up of the visiting Oilers. He also tied a season high with five shots on goal.

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Savard received 19:48 of ice time in his return from an oblique injury Saturday, recording a plus-1 rating with four shots on net, three blocked shots and two hits.

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As expected, Savard (oblique) will return to the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Senators.

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Savard (oblique) was activated off injured reserve Friday.

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Savard (oblique) was a full participant at Monday's practice, but coach John Tortorella indicated after practice that he remains "day-to-day" and isn't expected to play Tuesday.

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Savard (oblique) participated in Wednesday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard (oblique) is traveling with the Blue Jackets on their current road trip and was briefly on the ice towards the end of Monday's practice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard will miss approximately four weeks with what's been deemed an oblique strain, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard (upper body) will miss an extended period of time after suffering the injury Wednesday in Toronto.

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Savard has been ruled out of the remainder of Wednesday's game against the Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Though he was a strong prospect who had produced in the AHL, Savard took some time to get acclimated to life at the highest level, but he simply took off last year, blowing away the previous campaign's numbers in nearly every category. He's now a top-pairing blueliner for Columbus, and thus should be heavily involved on the offense. WIth James Wisniewski gone now, Savard could see his power-play role expanded, but unless he starts firing more pucks on net (just 112 in 82 games last year), he's a good bet to see his goal total fall back -- that 9.8 shooting percentage is very high for a defenseman and likely unsustainable. Still, that doesn't mean Savard should be discounted in fantasy drafts -- with all the minutes he'll be seeing on the ice with the Jackets' super-talented top forward lines, he's got the potential to pile up plenty of points.

2013-14

Savard continues to produce solid offensive numbers in the AHL, but hasn't yet found a way to translate his skill to the next level. The Blue Jackets' depth chart on the blue line gets more crowded every year though, and Savard may need a change of scenery to get another crack at the NHL.

2012-13

Savard didn't acquit himself too badly in his first look at the NHL, scoring 10 points and managing a plus-minus of zero in 31 games (not bad at all when you're toiling for the worst team in the league). He continues to see competition flow into the organization, with second-overall pick Ryan Murray and former Ranger prospect Tim Erixon joining Savard and John Moore to form what could be an impressive core of young blueliners in a few years, and, as a result Savard could remain on the AHL-NHL shuttle until Columbus starts phasing out its veteran defensemen to make room for the future.

2011-12

John Moore was the more heralded prospect coming into last season, but it was Savard who hit the ground running in his first crack at the pros, and he rang up 11 goals and 43 points in 72 AHL games. Savard's still a little rough around the edges at both ends of the rink but he'll likely be among the first defensemen called up to Columbus this season if injuries strike the blue line, and if he works his way onto the first power play unit next to James Wisniewski he could provide some surprising production as a rookie.

2010-11

Two-way defense prospect begins his pro career after a 13-64-77 showing in 64 QMJHL games last season.