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ANDRÉ SAVARD (2000-2003)

André
Savard

2000 -
Date of birth September 2nd, 1953
Place of birth Témiscaming, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 3
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
TOTALS 246 94 106 28 18 234
2000-2001 82 28 40 8 6 70
2001-2002 82 36 31 12 3 87
2002-2003 82 30 35 8 9 77
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
RESULT Result
TOTALS 12 6 6  
2001-2002 12 6 6 Conference semifinals
After playing 790 games during his NHL career and coaching the Quebec Nordiques, Andre Savard was named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens on November 20, 2000, a position he would hold through the end of the 2002-03 season. In his first season as Rejean Houle’s successor, Savard’s team missed the playoffs, finishing last in the Northeast Division with 70 points. Thanks to the emergence of goalie Jose Theodore, the team recorded 87 points in 2001-02 – 17 points more than the previous season – and qualified for the playoffs. Theodore continued his exceptional play in the postseason and the underdog Canadiens disposed of the favored Boston Bruins in six games before bowing out in the next round.  Despite recording 77 points the following season, Montreal missed the playoffs for the second time in three years and Savard was relieved of his duties following the 2003 NHL Entry Draft when Bob Gainey came on board. In three seasons as the team’s GM, Savard was responsible for drafting Mike Komisarek (first round in 2001), Tomas Plekanec (third round in 2001), Christopher Higgins (first round in 2002), Andrei Kostitsyn (first round in 2003), Maxim Lapierre (second round in 2003), Ryan O’Byrne (third round in 2003), and Jaroslav Halak (ninth round in 2003). From 2003 to 2006, Savard remained with the Canadiens as the team’s assistant general manager under Bob Gainey.