|Assets:||Is a quality puck mover from the back end. Has great lateral mobility and the ability to produce on the power play. Also displays good NHL size.|
|Flaws:||Must continue to get stronger to better handle big National Hockey League forwards in front of his own net (and also to help against injury).|
|Career Potential:||Solid, two-way defenseman, when healthy.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Defenseman of the Year||2009-10|
|QMJHL||Emile "Butch" Bouchard Trophy||2009-10|
|QMJHL||Kevin Lowe Trophy||2009-10|
|QMJHL||First All-Star Team||2009-10|
|2/12/2016||Missed 11 games (upper body injury).|
|1/22/2016||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/15/2016||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/02/2016||Missed 6 games (lower body injury).|
|12/19/2015||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/17/2015||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|9/08/2015||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a five-year contract extension.|
|7/05/2014||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.|
|6/30/2014||Columbus Blue Jackets tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/01/2014||Missed 4 games (illness).|
|7/15/2013||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year two-way contract.|
|4/21/2013||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|4/18/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|4/17/2013||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|4/16/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|2/09/2013||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/29/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/19/2012||Recalled from Springfield (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|2/25/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|1/30/2012||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|1/20/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|12/31/2011||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/28/2011||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/27/2011||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/26/2011||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/02/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|6/03/2010||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/15/2009||Returned to his junior team (Moncton-QMJHL).|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (94th overall) in 2009.|
| 04/11/2016 5:35 PM
NewsSavard, 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.
| 04/02/2016 9:57 PM
NewsSavard picked up a pair of helpers, adding a plus-3 rating and two hits in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes.
| 03/05/2016 1:10 AM
NewsSavard scored twice in Friday's 6-3 doubling up of the visiting Oilers. He also tied a season high with five shots on goal.
| 02/14/2016 10:58 AM
NewsSavard received 19:48 TOI in his return from an oblique injury Saturday, recording a plus-1 rating with four shots on net, three blocks shots and two hits.
| 02/13/2016 10:54 AM
NewsAs expected, Savard (oblique) will return to the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Senators.
| 02/12/2016 5:23 PM
NewsSavard (oblique) was activated off injured reserve Friday.
| 02/08/2016 2:22 PM
NewsSavard (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.
| 02/03/2016 5:20 PM
NewsSavard (oblique) participated in Wednesday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
| 02/02/2016 11:41 AM
NewsSavard (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.
| 01/18/2016 3:50 PM
NewsSavard will miss approximately four weeks with what's been deemed an oblique strain, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
| 01/02/2016 1:47 PM
NewsSavard (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve.
| 12/28/2015 5:29 PM
NewsSavard (ankle) participated in practice on Monday, Rob Mixer of NHL.com reports.
| 12/19/2015 12:20 PM
NewsSavard has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury and is expected to miss four weeks.
| 12/17/2015 3:19 PM
NewsSavard (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Coyotes, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
| 11/21/2015 10:12 AM
NewsThe NHL rescinded the game misconduct levied on Savard during Thursday's loss to the Senators, meaning he won't face any additional discipline, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
| 10/25/2015 4:27 AM
NewsSavard picked up two assists in Saturday's win over Colorado.
| 10/05/2015 9:30 AM
NewsSavard finished the preseason with two assists and a plus-four rating in four preseason games.
| 09/08/2015 11:12 AM
NewsSavard signed a five-year, $21.25 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. The deal will go into effect beginning next season and runs through 2020-21.
Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard had a goal and an assist in the loss to the Kings on Monday. | 02/09/2015 9:59 PM
NewsBlue Jackets defenseman David Savard had a goal and an assist in the loss to the Kings on Monday.
ImpactSavard assisted Jack Skille's goal in the first two minutes of the game and then scored inside of two minutes left in regulation to cut the Los Angeles lead to one. The Kings held on to win, 4-3. Savard has eight goals and 12 assists in 52 games this season.
Columbus defenseman David Savard scored a goial during Saturday's win versus Tampa Bay. | 12/07/2014 11:15 AM
NewsColumbus defenseman David Savard scored a goial during Saturday's win versus Tampa Bay.
ImpactIt was his fifth goal of the season. Savard now has nine points through 26 games, and with a minus-seven rating, he is not a reliable option.
Columbus defenseman David Savard scored a goal during Saturday's win versus Tampa Bay. | 12/07/2014 11:15 AM
NewsColumbus defenseman David Savard scored a goal during Saturday's win versus Tampa Bay.
ImpactIt was his fifth goal of the season. Savard now has nine points through 26 games, and with a minus-seven rating, he is not a reliable option.
Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman David Savard | 07/05/2014 9:36 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman David Savard to a two-year deal worth $2.6 million.
ImpactSavard will make $1.3 million in each of the next two seasons, a significant raise from the $709,000 he made in 2012-13. The 23-year-old climbed the depth chart and earned significant playing time last season after an off-season workout program made him slimmer and quicker. In 70 games, he had five goals, 10 assists, 28 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating. He also had four assists and four penalty minutes in the Blue Jackets' first-round Stanley Cup playoffs loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Savard, a fourth-round pick (No. 94 overall) in 2009, will come to training camp in September as the likely third-pair defensive partner of Dalton Prout. But Tim Erixon and Cody Goloubef -- both of whom will need to clear waivers before they can be sent to AHL Springfield -- will compete for that spot, too. The Blue Jackets' top four defensemen from last season -- Fedor Tyutin - Jack Johnson and Ryan Murray - James Wisniewski -- are all returning.
David Savard picks up fourth assist Saturday | 04/27/2014 6:55 AM
NewsDavid Savard had one assist in the Blue Jackets 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh Saturday.
ImpactThe assist gives the blueliner four in five games in the first round of the playoffs after he had only five goals and 10 assists in 70 regular season games. The Blue Jackets have always liked Savard's offensive skills and he has shown what he can do thus far in the playoffs. He is only 23, so he may be worth a late round flier in deep pools next season.
David Savard scores in loss to Lightning | 04/12/2014 10:46 AM
NewsDavid Savard found the back of the net in Friday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
ImpactHis fifth goal of the season came late in the third period to give Columbus a chance at a comeback, but they couldn't get the equalizer. Savard has two points in his last two games to give him 15 on the year.
| 02/02/2014 3:00 AM
NewsDavid Savard returned to action on Saturday February 1.
David Savard out again Thurs. due to illness | 01/30/2014 2:46 PM
NewsDavid Savard (illness) won't return Thursday.
ImpactHe will miss a fourth straight game because of an illness even though he has taken part in Columbus' past two morning skates (Thursday and Tuesday). "He skated and felt better," coach Todd Richards said. "But to me, he's looking like he's lacking a little bit of color. He's trying to get his strength and endurance back."
David Savard probable on Thursday | 01/30/2014 8:18 AM
NewsLook for David Savard to get back into the Columbus lineup on Thursday after missing the last three games due to illness.
ImpactSavard has been missed as the Blue Jackets have dropped all three games in his absence after having an eight game winning streak while he was active. He has three goals and 11 points in 42 games with a plus-four rating.
David Savard will not play on Monday | 01/27/2014 6:27 AM
NewsDavid Savard is still out with an illness and did not accompany the Blue Jackets to Carolina for Monday's match.
ImpactSavard also missed Saturday's game. The Jackets will use either Cody Goloubef or Tim Erixon as both have been called up over the last two games. Savard has three goals and 11 points with a plus-four rating in 42 games this season. Reserve him for now if he is in your lineup.
David Savard sits out against the Sabres | 01/26/2014 7:55 AM
NewsDavid Savard missed Saturday's game with an illness.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets were forced to go with five defensemen as Cody Goloubef was unable to make the game on time as an emergency callup. Consider Savard day-to-day.
David Savard (illness) sits Saturday's skate | 01/25/2014 5:17 PM
NewsDavid Savard skipped Saturday's morning skate because of an illness.
ImpactHe will be a game-time decision against Buffalo as a result, but the team has recalled Cody Goloubef so it's probably doubtful that Savard plays.
| 01/01/2014 2:06 AM
NewsDavid Savard returned to action on Tuesday December 31.
David Savard might not play Sunday | 12/29/2013 9:34 AM
NewsDavid Savard didn't practice on Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.
ImpactSavard might still be able to play on Sunday, but Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said Tim Erixon would be inserted into the lineup if Savard's not healthy enough. Savard has two goals and 10 points in 30 games this season.
David Savard picks up another goal | 12/22/2013 5:58 AM
NewsDavid Savard had a goal and an assist on Saturday.
ImpactIt was the blueliner's second goal of the season as he now has 10 points in 28 games with a plus-two rating. He is worth a look as a 5-6 defenseman in deep pools.
David Savard gets first career GWG | 12/13/2013 9:38 AM
NewsDavid Savard netted his first goal of the season on Thursday.
ImpactSavard now has eight points in 24 contests this season. It was also the 23-year-old defenseman's first career game-winning goal.
David Savard to play on Monday | 12/08/2013 6:31 AM
NewsLook for David Savard to play on Monday in place of the injured James Wisniewski.
ImpactWisniewski was injured on Friday and will miss at least two games. Savard has been a healthy scratch over the last four games and has seven assists and a plus-four rating in 21 games.
David Savard leads team with plus-two rating | 10/08/2013 9:00 AM
NewsDavid Savard has a team-leading plus-two rating this season.
ImpactSavard is one of just four Blue Jackets players with a rating better than neutral through two games. He also has an assist as he works to stay with the team after spending the majority of the previous three seasons in the AHL.
David Savard will dress Friday vs. Calgary | 10/04/2013 3:25 PM
NewsDavid Savard will suit up Friday.
ImpactThe coaching staff liked his game more than Tim Erixon during training, so he gets the nod to play on a defense corps that will be missing Fedor Tyutin. Savard has to clear waivers to be returned to AHL Springfield.
Blue Jackets ink David Savard | 07/15/2013 6:05 PM
NewsDavid Savard has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactSavard had five goals and 26 assists in 60 AHL contests last season. He also has two goals and 10 points in 35 career NHL games.
David Savard returned to the minors | 04/22/2013 7:29 AM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets have sent David Savard back to the minors.
ImpactSavard was returned as Adrian Aucoin was healthy enough to play after missing a couple of games. Savard was minus-three for the Blue Jackets in four games this season.
David Savard will replace Nikitin Thursday | 04/18/2013 5:33 PM
NewsDavid Savard will suit up Thursday night.
ImpactHe will fill in for Nikita Nikitin, who has a lower-body injury, when the Blue Jackets play on the road against Los Angeles. Savard has no points and a minus-3 rating in three games this campaign, so he probably won't get much ice time.
Columbus calls up David Savard | 04/17/2013 8:39 AM
NewsDavid Savard has been summoned by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactSavard was called up as an insurance policy in case Nikita Nikitin (undisclosed) is unavailable. Savard has five goals and 31 points in 60 AHL games this season.
Jackets reassign David Savard to minors | 02/09/2013 6:36 PM
NewsDavid Savard has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHe played in just three of the team's opening 11 games this season. James Wisniewski is slated to return Sunday, which prompted the move.
David Savard Recalled from Springfield (AHL) | 01/14/2013 10:49 PM
NewsDavid Savard has been recalled from Springfield of the AHL and is attending the Blue Jackets' training camp this week.
ImpactSavard has a chance to stick with the Blue Jackets as a sixth or seventh blueliner in 2013. He's considered a great puck-mover with the chance to be a solid top-pairing power play defenseman. While we can't recommend him this season, he could be a solid blueliner in the years to come.
|Goals||2||vs. Edm||Mar 4||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 2||2|
|Points||2||3 times-last:at Car||last:Apr 2||2|
|Penalty Minutes||15||at Ott||Nov 19||11|
|Plus/Minus||3||2 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 9||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Det||Mar 8||1|
|Power Play Points||1||5 times-last:at NYI||last:Mar 31||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||65 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Apr 9||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Van||Nov 10||0|
|Shots||5||7 times-last:at Buf||last:Apr 8||5|
|Penalty Minutes||71||2014-15 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2014-15 (CBJ)|
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