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Old 06-03-2010, 11:33 AM
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Columbus Signs Defenseman David Savard

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a standard three-year entry level contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Savard, 19, 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.

“David had an outstanding season this year, culminating in his winning the Kevin Lowe Trophy and helping Moncton get to the Memorial Cup,” Howson said. “He plays a solid all-around game, and we are excited to add him to our group of young defensemen in the organization.”

The St. Hyacinthe, Quebec native was Columbus’ third pick, 94th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft. 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.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:44 AM
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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a standard three-year entry level contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Savard, 19, 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.

“David had an outstanding season this year, culminating in his winning the Kevin Lowe Trophy and helping Moncton get to the Memorial Cup,” Howson said. “He plays a solid all-around game, and we are excited to add him to our group of young defensemen in the organization.”

The St. Hyacinthe, Quebec native was Columbus’ third pick, 94th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft. 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.
We (USHL) had Dave on our radar when he was just 15 and tried to get him to come down to the states, but obviously lost the bid to a more competetive league. Talk about talent and great maturity with such a young kid. It is as if he were groomed to play in the show. Savard will be a household name within a few years. I hope he takes his time and isn't forced into the NHL too soon. It would be nice to see him find his pace in the 'A' for a season or two before he makes the leap to the big dance. Although, a kid like this seems to pick up the leagues fairly quick and enjoys the pressure. I haven't seen him play much this year, but have read the numbers and talked to a few scouts that mentioned that David is the 'real deal'. Thank you for the great post/info. We can all appreciate a young, good kid like this. Just not too happy he will be playing against the Hawks on a regular basis Good luck, Savard, you hold alot of weight with credentials like yours....not to mention the last name.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:19 PM
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We (USHL) had Dave on our radar when he was just 15 and tried to get him to come down to the states, but obviously lost the bid to a more competetive league. Talk about talent and great maturity with such a young kid. It is as if he were groomed to play in the show. Savard will be a household name within a few years. I hope he takes his time and isn't forced into the NHL too soon. It would be nice to see him find his pace in the 'A' for a season or two before he makes the leap to the big dance. Although, a kid like this seems to pick up the leagues fairly quick and enjoys the pressure. I haven't seen him play much this year, but have read the numbers and talked to a few scouts that mentioned that David is the 'real deal'. Thank you for the great post/info. We can all appreciate a young, good kid like this. Just not too happy he will be playing against the Hawks on a regular basis Good luck, Savard, you hold alot of weight with credentials like yours....not to mention the last name.
If he`s as great as you say he is exactly what this team needs.
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