Major announcement involving David Savard: incredible update

Aaron Itovitch
April 16, 2024  (5:25 PM)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard
Photo credit: CBC

In recent hours, the Montreal Canadiens made a significant announcement regarding Quebec defenseman David Savard.

Indeed, the organization officially confirmed that the veteran has won the Jacques-Beauchamp trophy, an award given to a player who has stood out for his performances this season without having won any specific individual honor.
"The media representatives covering the team have chosen Canadiens defenseman David Savard as the recipient of the Jacques-Beauchamp-Molson Trophy for 2023-2024.

This honor is awarded to the player who played a crucial role on the team during the regular season without receiving any particular honor." - Canadiens de Montréal

This is a well-deserved honor for David Savard, who gives 110% game after game and plays a significant role with the team's younger players. At the time of writing, the 33-year-old defenseman has 6 goals and 17 assists (23 points) in 59 games, with a plus-minus of 0.
In addition to his very impressive offensive contribution for a defenseman known for his defensive play, the Saint-Hyacinthe native ranks 25th in the NHL with a total of 161 blocked shots this season.
However, as we highlighted earlier, besides his on-ice contribution, David Savard brings incredible leadership to the locker room and greatly assists the young defensemen of the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge. Indeed, before his injury, Arber Xhekaj's play had greatly improved when he was paired with number 58, a trend that is regularly observed with Savvy's partners.
We were also very pleased to see Lane Hutson playing alongside David Savard last night, as we are convinced that the veteran's experience will undoubtedly be very beneficial for the newcomer. The defenseman was notably seen several times giving advice to his teammate, a sign of his importance in Martin St-Louis' lineup.
"David Savard is constantly talking to Lane Hutson on the players' bench. Mike Matheson is also involved in mentoring the young man.

Hutson also receives pats on the back and feedback from Stéphane Robidas after his shifts.

Well mentored, the young one." - Patrick Friolet

Although many fans wished he had been traded at the deadline, one cannot deny the impact he has on the young defensive brigade of the Tricolore. Certainly, we are very happy that he has won this distinction, which once again this year has demonstrated his significance in the CH's defensive brigade.
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Major announcement involving David Savard: incredible update

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