Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brian Savage
Brian Savage attended the University if Miami-Ohio for three seasons, leading the CCHA in goals with 37 in his final year, 1992-93. In his four years at Miami-Ohio Savage was the recipient of numerous awards including, CCHA First Team All-Star and NCAA West Second All-American Team. He played for the Canadian National Team for the next two years and represented Canada at the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer where he earned a silver medal.

He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft and saw his first action in the NHL in the 1993-94 season. After toiling with the club's AHL affiliate in Fredericton in 1993-94, Savage made the team and stayed with them for good the following year. The 1996-97 season saw Savage collect a career-high 37 assists and 60 points.

It was during a November game in 1999 when Savage was checked awkwardly in a game against the L.A. Kings. He fell to the ice twitching and was carried off on a stretcher. His vertebrae had been cracked in several places, and he needed a head brace for some time. At first, fans thought he would never play hockey again, but Savage came back four months later to play much to the delight of the Canadien fans and players.

Savage went on to play parts of ten seasons with the Canadiens before he was dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes midway through the 2001-02 season. Injuries have plagued Savage's career in the late 1990s and upon his arrival in Phoenix he was limited to a mere 43 games in his first full season with the club in 2002-03 and subsequently the former Miami-Ohio star was dealt to the St. Louis Blues at the 2004 trade deadline.

Following a lock out year in 2004-05, Savage was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers in the summer of 2005.

Aside from his Olympic experience in 1994, Savage is a two-time member of Canada's World Championship team (1993 and 1999).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Sudbury Cubs NOJHA 32 45 40 85 61
1990-91 Miami University Redskins CCHA 28 5 6 11 26
1991-92 Miami University Redskins CCHA 40 24 16 40 43
1992-93 Miami University Redskins CCHA 38 37 21 58 44
1992-93 Canada Nat-Tm 9 3 0 3 12
1992-93 Canada WC-A 8 1 0 1 2
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 51 20 26 46 38
1993-94 Canada Olympics 8 2 2 4 6
1993-94 Montreal Canadiens NHL 3 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 0
1993-94 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 17 12 15 27 4
1994-95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 37 12 7 19 27 +5
1995-96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 75 25 8 33 28 -8 6 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 23 37 60 39 -14 5 1 1 2 0
1997-98 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 26 17 43 36 +11 9 0 2 2 6
1998-99 Montreal Canadiens NHL 54 16 10 26 20 -14
1998-99 Canada WC-A 8 3 3 6 6
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 17 12 29 19 -4
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 21 24 45 26 -13
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 14 15 29 30 -14
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 6 6 12 8 +1 5 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 43 6 10 16 22 -4
2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 61 12 13 25 36 -5
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 13 4 3 7 2 -3 5 1 1 2 0
2004-05
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 9 5 14 28 -18 6 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 674 192 167 359 321 39 3 8 11 12


CCHA First All-Star Team (1993)
CCHA - Player of the Year (1993)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1993)
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to neck injury vs. Los Angeles, November 20, 1999. Traded to Phoenix by Montreal with Montreal's 3rd round pick (Matt Jones) in 2002 NHL Draft and future considerations for Sergei Berezin, January 25, 2002. Traded to St. Louis by Phoenix for future considerations, March 9, 2004. Claimed on waivers by Phoenix from St. Louis, June 29, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, September 15, 2005.
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