Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joel Savage
Right-winger Joel Savage played three games with the Buffalo Sabres in 1990-91. He was a proficient scorer in junior who ended up having a decent pro career in the minors and Europe.

Born in Surrey, BC, Savage starred in the BCJHL with the Kelowna Packers. He then moved up to the WHL's Victoria Cougars and was taken 13th overall by Buffalo after scoring 37 goals in 1987-88 and being named a league all-star. He returned to junior but had a disappointing 17-goal season then spent most of his first six pro seasons in the AHL and IHL.

After spending the 1994-95 season with the Canadian national team, Savage signed with the German club Star Bulls Rosenheim. He registered 54 points in 50 games in 1995-96 and later played for Frankfurt and HC Lugano of Switzerland.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Kelowna Packers BCJHL 43 10 12 22 76 11 2 1 3 6
1986-87 Victoria Cougars WHL 68 14 13 27 48 5 2 0 2 0
1987-88 Victoria Cougars WHL 69 37 32 69 73
1988-89 Victoria Cougars WHL 60 17 30 47 95 6 1 1 2 8
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 43 6 7 13 39 5 0 1 1 4
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -2
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 61 25 19 44 45 15 3 3 6 8
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 59 8 14 22 39 9 2 0 2 8
1992-93 Rochester Americans AHL 6 1 1 2 6 3 0 0 0 12
1992-93 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 46 21 16 37 60 10 3 5 8 22
1993-94 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 31 2 11 13 29
1993-94 San Diego Gulls IHL 20 0 2 2 4
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 4 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 4
1994-95 Canada Nat-Tm 37 10 17 27 47
1995-96 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 50 16 38 54 62 4 0 3 3 18
1995-96 Canada Nat-Tm 2 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 46 8 19 27 108 3 0 2 2 2
1997-98 HC Lugano Swiss 11 1 3 4 8
1997-98 Frankfurt Lions Germany 27 7 14 21 40
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions Germany 49 13 11 24 56 8 4 3 7 8
1998-99 Frankfurt Lions EuroHL 5 2 4 6 10
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 47 10 13 23 61 5 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 6 0 0 0 6
2000-01 HC Lugano Swiss 41 8 8 16 63 18 4 3 7 30
2001-02 EV Zug Swiss 31 12 12 24 38 5 0 0 0 6
2002-03 EV Zug Swiss 34 3 5 8 26
2003-04 EV Zug Swiss 47 4 6 10 67 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 3 0 1 1 0


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1988) Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 19, 1993.