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David Savard | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 227
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Defenseman David Savard had his game misconduct on Thursday rescinded by the NHL.
Savard was given the game misconduct for his hit on the Senators Bobby Ryan. But when the league reviewed it afterward, they realized a mistake had been made and made the appropriate call. Savard played a season high 30:48 on Friday and now has nine assists in 21 games but has yet to score after potting 11 goals in 2014-15. Nov 21 - 6:22 AM

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David Savard had an assist in a 3-2 win over Los Angeles Thursday night.

It was Savard's second point in his last three contests. He now has six assists in 14 games in 2015-16.
Nov 6 - 10:29 AM

David Savard and Jack Johnson were each a minus-four on Friday.

The Blue Jackets played the lowly Maple Leafs on Friday but a 6-3 loss made it five losses in a row for Columbus who now are considered the lowly Blue Jackets. It was a tough night for the defense pairing. Savard was taken in plenty of fantasy pools this season after an 11 goal, 36 point effort last season. He has been a disappointment thus far with only an assist and a minus-seven rating after five games with Columbus. Bench him if you can and hope he is able to get out of this funk.
Oct 17 - 6:44 AM

David Savard has inked a five-year extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

His new deal will carry an annual average value of $4.25 million, which is a healthy raise from the $1.3 million he will earn in 2015-16. Savard broke out last season with 11 goals and 36 points in 82 games.
Sep 8 - 10:15 AM

David Savard worked hard on his conditioning and it helped him enjoy a breakout season in 2014-15.

His average ice time per game went up 5:37 from 17:19 in 2013-14 thanks to his improved conditioning and a spot on the top defense pairing with Jack Johnson. Savard led the Blue Jackets in total shifts (2,165) and even-strength ice time (1,486:10). He is expected to be a fixture on the power play in 2015-16 and could surpass the 40-point mark. That would work out perfectly for Savard, as he will be a restricted free agent next summer. He has come a long way for a player who almost didn't get a qualifying offer after the 2013 season.
Aug 19 - 12:58 PM

David Savard will suit up for Canada in the World Hockey Championships.

Savard is one of only two players on the Canadian roster who does not already possess international experience, but after submitting the best season of his career, it's not as though his place on the team isn't warranted.
Apr 14 - 9:47 PM

David Savard had a pair of assists and was a plus-three on Friday.

It was a big game for Savard and his defensive partner Jack Johnson who also had a pair of assists to go with a plus-three. Savard is having his best season in the NHL as he has 10 goals and 35 points. He is also even in the plus/minus category after going plus-five in his last two games. He is worth selecting next season in deeper pools.
Apr 11 - 6:41 AM

David Savard scored a goal in Columbus' 4-3 shootout win over Edmonton on Wednesday.

With 11 goals, Savard is just one shy of the Blue Jackets' club record for a defenseman. Bryan Berard had 12 markers in 2005-06. Savard also has 16 assists in 70 games this season.
Mar 19 - 9:35 AM

David Savard got into his first NHL fight and had a career high 11 penalty minutes on Friday.

The defenseman is more known for his offense as he has 10 goals and 25 points in 64 games but now has 57 penalty minutes as he took on Steve Bernier of the Devils after Bernier gave Scott Hartnell a high hit that crumbled the tough former Flyer. "I saw his elbow come right by my face and the next thing I know Savvy was going at him," Hartnell said. "It’s always nice when guys stick up for you. I definitely gave him a big thank-you for that. It’s not easy fighting guys in this league, and Bernier is a big kid, too." It's a good thing to have Hartnell in your corner and Savard definitely does after Friday's action.
Mar 7 - 7:08 AM

David Savard scored a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Savard has 10 goals and 25 points in 63 games in 2014-15. This is his second full campaign and a significant step up from his 2013-14 season. He's just 24 years old and has the potential to continue to grow offensively.
Mar 4 - 5:09 AM

David Savard notched two assists in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.

The young blueliner is slowly but surely finding his scoring touch in the NHL, as he now has 24 points in 60 games. The 6'2, 219 pounder had 77 points in 64 games in his final year with the Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL, so he's got the potential to keep building his production.
Feb 26 - 11:08 PM

David Savard produced a goal and an assist for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the team's 4-3 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Kings Monday night.

The hard-hitting defenseman now has eight goals and 12 assists. He also increased his fantasy value with four hits against the Kings. Also delivering goals for the Blue Jackets Wednesday were Jack Skille (sixth) and Scott Hartnell (13th). All-star Ryan Johansen notched his 30th assist of the season on Hartnell's goal and fellow all-star Nick Foligno posted his 29th assist on Savard's goal.
Feb 9 - 9:39 PM

David Savard had 10 hits on Friday to move into 28th overall in the NHL in the category.

Savard certainly has fantasy value, especially if you use defenseman goals as a category as he has seven goals and 15 points this season in 39 games. He is a minus-10 which certainly takes away some value but overall, there are only 14 defensemen with more than seven goals thus far in the NHL.
Jan 10 - 8:45 AM

David Savard had a couple of assists on Saturday.

Savard had a nice game as he also chimed in with eight hits as he played 26:27 minutes in a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh. Savard has five goals and 11 points, not bad for a blueliner thus far and is becoming a valued member of the Blue Jackets defensive corps. If you are in need of a defenseman in deeper pools, Savard could be your man.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 06:35:00 AM

David Savard found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Savard has three goals and six points in 15 games this season. He's been averaging an impressive 22:43 minutes per game, up from 17:49 minutes per contest in 2013-14.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
5William Karlsson
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Kerby Rychel
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Dalton Prout
8Cody Goloubef
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney