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Encyclopedia > Serge Savard

Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played defence. He played minor league hockey with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, then with the Omaha Knights. After playing with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, he started playing with the Montreal Canadiens in 1966. He is also a local businessman, and is nicknamed the Senator. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... City motto: Concordia Salus (Latin: Well-being through harmony) Province Quebec Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area  - % water 366. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team, the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and one of the most successful clubs in all of North American sports history. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Defenceman (defenseman in U.S.) is a hockey player position on the ice whose responsibility is primarily defence. ... The 1966-67 NHL season was the 50th season of the National Hockey League. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ...


In seventeen seasons with the Canadiens, Savard played on eight Stanley Cup championship teams. In his second full NHL season, he led the Canadiens to a second consecutive Cup in 1969, becoming the first defencemen to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player. Savard also led the Canadiens to Cup wins in 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. In 1979, he won the Bill Masterdon trophy for perseverance and dedication to the game. Serge finished his career with the Winnipeg Jets from 1981 to 1983 retiring in 1983. Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Stanley Cup, originally called the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, is awarded each year by the National Hockey League to the champion of its playoff tournament. ... The 1968-69 NHL season was the 52nd season of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... Regular Season * November 9, Johnny Bucyk notches his 1,000th career point. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1976-77 NHL season was the 60th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1977-78 NHL season was the 61st season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1978-79 NHL season was the 62nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Winnipeg Jets was an ice hockey franchise that existed in both the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ...


Post playing career

After Serge Savard retired as a player, Savard became the general manager of the Canadiens, helping them get back to the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993. The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In 1994 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2004 he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec. He is currently the chairman of the annual Canada Day festivities in Montreal. He lived a few years in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec. His son Marc ran for the Liberal Party in the riding of Saint-Bruno-Saint-Hubert in the 2005 federal election but lost. The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means, Desiring a better country. ... The National Order of Quebec (French: Ordre national du Québec) is an order of merit bestowed by the government of Quebec, Canada. ... Annually on Canada Day, festivities abound: in Ottawa, the national capital, celebrations on Parliament Hill include the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada) is Canadas national holiday. ... Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, east of Montreal. ...


In September of 2004, Savard was arrested in Montreal under suspicion of drunk driving. He pleaded not guilty in November 2004. A court session in March of 2005 has set the trial date to begin October 26, 2005. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Drunk driving (drink driving in the UK) or drinking and driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol (i. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Awards

  • Won Conn Smythe Trophy - 1969
  • Named to NHL Second-Team All-Star - 1979
  • Played in 4 NHL All-Star games
  • Won Bill Masterdon trophy - 1979
  • Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame - 1986

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See also

Preceded by:
Yvan Cournoyer
Montreal Canadiens Captains
1979 - 1981
Followed by:
Bob Gainey
Preceded by:
Glenn Hall
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1969
Succeeded by:
Bobby Orr

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Serge Savard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Serge finished his career with the Winnipeg Jets from 1981 to 1983 retiring in 1983.
In September of 2004, Savard was arrested in Montreal under suspicion of drunk driving.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Serge Savard (1420 words)
Serge Savard (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Serge Savard (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens.
Serge was Montreal's captain from 1979 to 1981.
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