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GMs

SERGE SAVARD (1983-1995)

Serge
Savard

1983 -
Date of birth January 22nd, 1946
Place of birth Landrienne, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 12
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 936 483 337 116 0 1082
1983-1984 80 35 40 5 0 75
1984-1985 80 41 27 12 0 94
1985-1986 80 40 33 7 0 87
1986-1987 80 41 29 10 0 92
1987-1988 80 45 22 13 0 103
1988-1989 80 53 18 9 0 115
1989-1990 80 41 28 11 0 93
1990-1991 80 39 30 11 0 89
1991-1992 80 41 28 11 0 93
1992-1993 84 48 30 6 0 102
1993-1994 84 41 29 14 0 96
1994-1995 48 18 23 7 - 43
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 158 94 64  
1983-1984 15 9 6 Conference Finals
1984-1985 12 6 6 Division finals
1985-1986 20 15 5 Stanley Cup Champions
1986-1987 17 10 7 Conference Finals
1987-1988 11 5 6 Division finals
1988-1989 21 14 7 Finals
1989-1990 11 5 6 Division finals
1990-1991 13 7 6 Division finals
1991-1992 11 4 7 Division finals
1992-1993 20 16 4 Stanley Cup Champions
1993-1994 7 3 4 Conference quarterfinals
After 17 seasons in the NHL as a defenseman with the Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets, Serge Savard was hired by Montreal in 1983 as the team’s general manager. The former member of the Habs' famous "Big Three" on the blue line didn’t take long to make his mark in his new role with the team as he selected Petr Svoboda, Shayne Corson, Stephane Richer and Patrick Roy in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Two years later, in the spring of 1986, Roy, Richer and Svoboda helped Savard claim the 23rd Stanley Cup in team history. Savard continued his shrewd drafting by adding prospects Mathieu Schneider, Eric Desjardins, Mike Keane, Lyle Odelein, John LeClair, Patrice Brisebois and Jose Theodore to the Canadiens’ organization. His selections paid off and the Canadiens gave Savard his second Stanley Cup as the team’s GM in the spring of 1993, the 24th in team history. Savard was also no stranger to big trades. From his key deals that brought in 1993 championship building blocks Vincent Damphousse, Kirk Muller and Brian Bellows into the fold, to his highway robbery that brought Russ Courtnall to the Habs in exchange for enforcer John Kordic, Savard was a tough negotiator. Savard left the position in October 1995, and pursued a businessman’s career. In 12 seasons as Montreal’s general manager, Savard’s teams took part in three finals and claimed two Stanley Cups, won the Prince of Wales trophy three times, reached the playoffs 11 times and won four division titles. His regular season record as the Canadiens’ GM was 483-337-116.