St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Doug Armstrong announced on Wednesday that the defending Stanley Cup Champions have added former Boston Bruins forward Marc Savard as an assistant coach on Craig Berube’s coaching staff.
“I was fortunate to play with Marc during my career and I’m very familiar with his passion and acumen for the game,” Blues Head Coach Craig Berube told the media. “He was a tremendous player and possesses an elite offensive mind. His addition to our staff will be a great benefit to our players and the organization.”
Savard enjoyed a 13-year career in the NHL. While he was originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 1995 NHL Draft, Savard will be remembered most as a member of the Boston Bruins where he spent the last five seasons of his career and helped revitalize the franchise between 2007-2011, culminating in a Stanley Cup for the Bruins.
Savard also played for the Calgary Flames and Atlanta Thrashers. In 807 career regular-season games, Savard recorded 207 goals and 706 points and was a two-time All-Star. He last played in the NHL during the 2010-2011 season.
Since his retirement, Savard has remained active in hockey. He has worked as a broadcaster appearing on Hockey Night in Canada and on Toronto Maple Leafs pre and postgame coverage on Fan 590 radio in Toronto. Savard worked as a coach with the Peterborough Pete’s organization running skills and development programs.
“I’m a hands-on guy, I want to be around the players and around the team and help out,” Savard told the media on Tuesday. “I really appreciate this opportunity that Doug Armstrong is giving me and I want to prove him right that I can help the team.”