St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrongannounced today the team has named Marc Savard an assistant coach.
“I was fortunate to play with Marc during my career and I’m very familiar with his passion and acumen for the game,” said Blues Head Coach Craig Berube. “He was a tremendous player and possesses an elite offensive mind. His addition to our staff will be a great benefit to our players and the organization.”
Since his retirement, Savard, 42, has remained active in hockey. He began work in broadcasting, appearing as an analyst on Hockey Night in Canada and on Toronto Maple Leafs pre and postgame coverage on Fan 590 radio in Toronto. Savard has also been working in coaching, including running skills and development in the Peterborough Pete’s organization.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Savard enjoyed a 13-year NHL career. Originally drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Savard amassed 706 points across 807 career regular-season games between the Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins. A two-time All-Star, he also dressed in 25 career postseason games and captured the 2011 Stanley Cup as a member of the Bruins.