Throwback Thursday: Denis Savard

By Josh Brink
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Denis Savard (Photo courtesy of (

Denis Savard 

Chicago Blackhawks Career – (1980 – 1990) & (1995-1997)

Games – 881

Goals – 377

Assists – 719

Playoffs – 169 games, 66 goals, 109 assists for a total of 175 points

#18 jersey was retired by Blackhawks 1998

Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2000


This week Throwback Thursday features Denis Savard, a.k.a. “Savy”, who was selected in the 1st round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft with the 3rd pick by the Chicago Blackhawks. Denis Savard started his long career off with the Blackhawks on the right foot notching three assists in his very first game with them. Before the jaw dropping plays executed by Patrick Kane there was another Blackhawks player who had mastered the use of the spin-o-rama and this player was the speedy and crafty Denis Savard. Savard was one who could use his speed and natural playmaking abilities to find a way to get the puck in the back of the net either via a goal or an assist. Some have said that he holds some of the most spectacular moves in NHL history.