13. 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. 

As a Blackhawk he would have five 100 Point seasons (his highest being 131 in 1987-88) and his 1,096 for the franchise is currently third overall.

He would later win a Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens and he would enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 3rd Overall in the Amateur Draft 6/11/80.
  • Departed: Traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Chris Chelios and Chicago’s 2nd Round Pick in 1991 (which would be Michael Pomichter) 6/29/90.
  • Games Played: 881
  • Notable Statistics: 377 Goals
    719 Assists
    1,096 Points
    1,005 PIM
    1.23 PPG
    +104 Plus/Minus
    85.5 Point Shares
    145 Points in 131 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Star (1983)
    All-Star (1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 & 1988)

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