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12. Denis Savard

The Chicago Blackhawks likely did not expect to see Denis Savard fall to them when they drafted third in 1980 and how happy that must of have been for years after that he did!  Savard tore it up in the Quebec Juniors and with Chicago he continued to show off elite playmaking skills.  While in terms of scoring he would in terms of the league be in the shadow of Wayne Gretzky, Savard would gain his fair share of attention.  He would have 119 Points in his sophomore season and in his third season (1982-83) he scored 121 Points with a third place finish in Hart Trophy balloting with a Second Team All Star Selection. 

Denis Savard

A brilliant playmaking Centre, Denis Savard was an over a point per game player throughout his career.  He had his best efforts while playing with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1980’s and would hit the 100 point mark on five occasions.  The gifted forward would often find unique way to get the puck to his teammates, or put it in the net.  Basically, this was a player made for the sports highlight reel.  Savard would reach his pinnacle in his home province as he was able to raise the Stanley Cup as a member of the Montreal Canadians in 1993.  The flashy French Canadian entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
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