David Savard Montreal Canadiens logo

Age 31 Oct 22, 1990
St. Hyacinthe CAN
Defense shoots right
6'2" 188 cm
229 lbs 104 kg
ELC Signing Age 19
Waivers Signing Age 20
UFA Year 2018
Agent Ian Pulver
Draft Year 2009
Drafted Overall 94
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo

Transaction History
Apr 11, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard managed an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.
Mar 27, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard scored a goal and assisted on another in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.
Mar 22, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard scored his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
Mar 21, 2022 Activated Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard (ankle) was activated from injured reserve and will play Monday against Boston, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Feb 4, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | The Canadiens placed Savard (ankle) on injured reserve Friday, per the (NHL) media site.
Jan 29, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard will miss eight weeks due to an injury to his right ankle, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Jan 29, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Oilers.
Jan 24, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard adds two PIM and three hits in a 8-2 loss to the Wild on Monday.
Jan 10, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard cleared the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Monday, per John Lu of TSN.ca.
Jan 4, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard was placed in the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.
Jan 2, 2022 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist, three shots on net, one hit, one blocked shot and six penalty minutes in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers.
Dec 29, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay. He added four hits and two blocked shots to his line.
Dec 17, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.
Dec 8, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist, four shots on goal, one hit, two blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.
Dec 5, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist, one shot on goal, three hits, six blocked shots and two penalty minutes in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville.
Nov 21, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist, four hits and one blocked shot in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Predators.
Nov 5, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had a short-handed assist, one hit, one blocked shot and two penalty minutes in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Islanders.
Oct 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard posted an assist, three hits, three blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Sharks.
Oct 24, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard had an assist, one hit and one blocked shot over 18:21 of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings.
Jul 28, 2021 Montreal Canadiens | David Savard | Savard signed a four-year, $14 million contract with the Canadiens on Wednesday.
Jul 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard posted an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5.
Jul 2, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard registered an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two shots on goal in Friday's 6-3 win over the Canadiens in Game 3.
Jun 21, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard tallied two assists and added a pair of hits in an 8-0 victory over the Islanders in Game 5 on Monday.
Jun 5, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (upper body) will return to the lineup for Saturday's Game 4 versus Carolina, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Jun 3, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (upper body) isn't expected to play in Thursday's Game 3 versus the Hurricanes, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Jun 1, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (upper body) won't play Tuesday's Game 2 at Carolina, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
May 30, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard is dealing with an upper-body injury and will not play Game 1 on Sunday against Carolina.
May 18, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard notched an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Panthers in Game 2.
Apr 29, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (lower body) will return to Tampa Bay's lineup for Thursday's game versus Dallas, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.
Apr 27, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (lower body) was held out of the lineup Tuesday for precautionary reasons and he should be able to return Thursday versus the Stars, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Apr 27, 2021 Tampa Bay Lightning | David Savard | Savard (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Blackhawks, Lightning Radio Network reports.
Apr 8, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard won't be in the lineup against Tampa Bay on Thursday as a precaution.
Mar 30, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard scored a goal and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Mar 4, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard produced an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Feb 23, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard (illness) will be back in the lineup against Chicago on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Feb 20, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard is out of the lineup Saturday due to a non-COVID illness, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Feb 7, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard notched a pair of assists and three hits in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes.
Jan 19, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets | David Savard | Savard recorded an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Jan 8, 2018 Fined (NHL) fined D David Savard $5,000 for slashing an opponent.
Jan 22, 2016 Injured Columbus Blue Jackets | placed D David Savard on IR.
Sep 8, 2015 Columbus Blue Jackets | signed D David Savard to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension.
Jul 15, 2013 Columbus Blue Jackets | re-signed D David Savard.
Apr 21, 2013 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned D David Savard to Springfield (AHL).
Apr 17, 2013 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned D David Savard to Springfield (AHL).
Apr 16, 2013 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | recalled D David Savard from Springfield (AHL).
Feb 9, 2013 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned D David Savard to Springfield (AHL).
Jan 14, 2013 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | recalled D David Savard from Springfield (AHL).
Sep 14, 2012 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | assigned D David Savard to Springfield (AHL).
Mar 29, 2012 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) has been assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).
Mar 19, 2012 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) has been recalled from the Springfield Falcons (AHL).
Feb 25, 2012 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) has been assigned to the Springfield Falcons (AHL).
Jan 30, 2012 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) recalled from Springfield (AHL).
Jan 20, 2012 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) assigned to Springfield (AHL).
Dec 31, 2011 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) recalled from Springfield (AHL).
Oct 28, 2011 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) assigned to Springfield.
Oct 27, 2011 Recalled Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) recalled from Springfield.
Oct 26, 2011 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) assigned to Springfield.
Oct 3, 2010 Assigned Columbus Blue Jackets | (David Savard) assigned to Springfield (AHL).
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

David Savard
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Montréal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens logo 62 3 14 17 -22 36 1,064 37.30 44.50 -1.60 43.80 -3.60 0.17 0.79
David Savard Stats by Elite Prospects David Savard Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2006-2007 Séminaire St-François Blizzard QM18AAA 44 10 16 26 52 Playoffs 18 1 12 13 0
2006-2007 Séminaire St-François Blizzard Telus Cup 7 2 2 4 2 Playoffs 18 1 12 13 0
2007-2008 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 35 1 6 7 22
2007-2008 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 32 0 5 5 18
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 68 9 35 44 33 Playoffs 10 5 5 10 0
2009-2010 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 64 13 64 77 36 Playoffs 21 1 14 15 0
2009-2010 Moncton Wildcats M-Cup 3 1 1 2 2 Playoffs 21 1 14 15 0
2009-2010 QMJHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 1 0 0 0 0
2010-2011 Springfield Falcons AHL 72 11 32 44 18
2011-2012 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 2 8 10 16 426 51.72 48.33 2.37 46.70 2.04 0.00 0.70
2011-2012 Springfield Falcons AHL 44 4 18 22 72
2012-2013 Springfield Falcons AHL 60 5 26 31 40 Playoffs 8 2 3 5 0
2012-2013 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 4 0 0 0 0 48 0.00 35.37 -14.72 33.26 -12.47 0.00 0.00
2013-2014 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 70 5 10 15 28 1,071 52.05 47.83 -3.95 48.50 -2.67 0.22 0.56 Playoffs 6 0 4 4 0
2014-2015 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 11 25 36 71 1,405 46.85 48.41 2.63 46.38 -0.41 0.26 0.73
2014-2015 Canada WC 10 0 4 4 6
2015-2016 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 65 4 21 25 45 1,124 48.86 50.46 -0.85 46.73 -1.49 0.16 0.91
2016-2017 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 74 6 17 23 44 1,349 61.68 52.55 1.51 52.37 1.85 0.27 0.93 Playoffs 5 0 1 1 0
2017-2018 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 81 4 12 16 32 1,335 49.57 50.66 -1.75 49.84 -2.88 0.18 0.63 Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 82 8 16 24 36 1,431 57.50 53.97 4.06 49.67 -0.82 0.29 0.92 Playoffs 10 1 2 3 0
2019-2020 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 68 0 11 11 35 1,218 47.80 51.80 -0.50 46.60 -3.80 0.39 Playoffs 10 0 3 3 0
2020-2021 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 40 1 5 6 24 688 27.80 45.90 -2.10 42.60 -5.80 0.35
2020-2021 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 0 0 0 0 222 18.20 49.10 -5.40 49.90 -5.10 1.08 Playoffs 20 0 5 5 0
2021-2022 Montréal Canadiens NHL 62 3 14 17 36 1,064 37.30 44.50 -1.60 43.80 -3.60 0.17 0.79
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Active Contract

Signing Team Montreal Canadiens logo
Signing Date July 28, 2021
Signing Status UFA
Agent Ian Pulver
Standard Contract | 4 Years $14,000,000 4.29% of cap space
2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Cap Hit $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
UFA
AAV $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,800,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $2,300,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $500,000
Total Salary $2,800,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $2,800,000
Minors Salary $2,800,000 $4,200,000 $4,200,000 $2,800,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date September 8, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent Ian Pulver
Standard Contract | 5 Years $21,250,000 5.82% of cap space
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Cap Hit $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
UFA
AAV $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,750,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,750,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Minors Salary $3,500,000 $4,000,000 $4,750,000 $5,000,000 $4,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
* Retained 50% of contract was retained by Columbus Blue Jackets in trade to Detroit Red Wings
* Retained 25% of contract was retained by Detroit Red Wings in trade to Tampa Bay Lightning
Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date July 5, 2014
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $2,600,000 1.88% of cap space
2014-2015 2015-2016
Cap Hit $1,300,000 $1,300,000
RFA
AAV $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Minors Salary $1,300,000 $1,300,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date July 17, 2013
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 1 Years $709,275 1.10% of cap space
2013-2014
Cap Hit $709,275
RFA
AAV $709,275
Performance Bonuses $0
Base Salary $709,275
Signing Bonuses $0
Total Salary $709,275
Minors Salary $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team Columbus Blue Jackets logo
Signing Date June 3, 2010
Entry Level Contract | 3 Years $2,750,000 1.25% of cap space
2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Cap Hit $740,167 $740,167 $740,167
RFA
AAV $916,833 $916,833 $916,833
Performance Bonuses $235,000 $160,000 $135,000
Base Salary $625,000 $650,000 $675,500
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $715,000 $740,000 $765,500
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year