Messing around on Youtube this evening since there was no hockey on after UMass Lowell beat Northeastern in overtime, one of my Sabres fan friends (who is totally a secret Bruins fan) was asking me to link her some Marc Savard interviews. I found his NHL player profile, and then stumbled upon this:
BABY MARC SAVARD. But look past his amazing backstreet boy-esque hair, his 13-years-younger looks (19-year-old Savvy!) and you’ll find something pretty cool.
Nice little highlight video that includes a goalie fight, Savvy burying a penalty shot, and then – Savvy breaks the Oshawa Generals ALL-TIME scoring record. He finishes his time with the Generals with 413 points in 238 games, currently 10th in the OHL All-Time Points leaders, two slots behind John Tavares (433 points)
. In 94-95 he was the WHL scoring leader, with 137 points; he did it again in the 96-97 season when he racked up 43 goals and 87 assists – a set-up man from the very beginning. His scoring record still stands, 12 years later. Somehow he managed to not get drafted until the 4th round of the 1995 entry draft; to be fair, at that point, he’d had one standout year. He was drafted 91st overall by the Rangers, and wore #33 for that team.
This is the guy we’ve signed to a contract for hopefully the rest of his NHL career, and here’s hoping he doesn’t disappoint! At least his hair is more acceptable now…