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David Savard

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Columbus Blue Jackets

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

While young Columbus blueliners Seth Jones and Zach Werenski got most of the headlines last year as the squad’s exciting young top pairing, Savard quietly went about his business and formed the team’s shutdown duo with a revitalized Jack Johnson, leading him to a third-place...

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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.

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Savard scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Wild.

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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 0:35 149 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
2016-17 25 NHL CLS 74 6 17 23 33 44 135 4.4 0 0 21:50 0 0 0 0:13 127 126
2017-18 26 NHL CLS 8 1 2 3 3 4 22 4.5 0 0 20:31 0 0 0 0:11 10 20

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#2 Right Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

20:31

Average Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 20:31.

0:11

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 0:11 during power plays.

1:37

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, David Savard was on the ice for 1:37 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 23:10 2:08 2:55
2016-17 21:50 0:13 2:27
2017-18 20:31 0:11 1:37

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   David Savard
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 21 LOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 2 22:36 0:13
Oct 19 TAM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 18:57 0:00
Oct 17 WPG@WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 22:07 0:55
Oct 14 MIN@MIN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:45 0:00
Oct 13 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 4 23:01 0:00
Oct 10 CAR@CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 5 2 22:04 0:17
Oct 7 CHI@CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 2 16:07 0:00
Oct 6 NYI 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 5 20:31 0:00

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

Savard might have his ice time reduced over the final two games of the regular season, Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard found twine in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

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Savard scored a goal and posted four shots in 23:53 of ice time during a 5-3 loss to the Sabres on Saturday.

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Savard recorded a goal, three shots on net, a blocked shot, a minor penalty and a plus-1 rating during Friday's win over Buffalo.

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Savard had a big game Saturday against the Islanders, scoring a goal, adding two assists and finishing plus-5 in a 7-0 romp.

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Savard (back) will suit up Saturday against the Red Wings, Mark Scheig of Hockey Writers reports.

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Savard (back) was able to take part in Thursday's practice, although he wasn't a full participant, The Columbus Dispatch reports. "I felt good today and it was nice to be back with the guys," the defenseman said afterwards. "It was good to skate around and do drills - passing, shooting, stuff like that. So we're heading in the right direction."

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Savard (back) skated by himself before practice Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard is out indefinitely due to back spasms, Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Savard (undisclosed) remains designated as an injured player, per the NHL's official media site.

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Savard (undisclosed) is back in the lineup for Thursday night's game in Nashville.

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Savard (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's tilt in Nashville, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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 the power play, a role that isn't likely to change with Seth Jones and Ryan Murray entrenched at the top of the depth chart, not to mention 2015 first-round pick Zach Werenski, who’s expected to crack the roster as well. Consider last year's 39 points to be Savard's ceiling rather than his baseline.

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.