Denis Savard was a scoring machine and an amazing playmaker from day one for the Chicago Blackhawks.
In his 13 seasons with the Blackhawks, he racked up a ridiculous 1096 points (377G, 719A) with a 104 ± rating in 881 games. That comes out to a 1.24 point-per-game clip.
The Blackhawks knew they had a stud in Savard from the get-go, as he posted 194 points (60G, 134A) with a 27 ± rating in 156 games during his first two seasons.
While nobody will probably ever catch Savard’s start, DeBrincat is currently 66 points behind Savard and headed in the right direction.
Denis Savard was a huge part of the Blackhawks’ franchise during the 1980s and made hockey in Chicago exciting again.
The video below does a great job capturing what Savard meant to the Blackhawks and just how good he was at hockey.