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Denis Savard sparked Blackhawks revival in 1980s

An undersized center with dazzling moves sparked the Blackhawks revival in 1980s. Denis Savard scored better than a point-per-game for his career. Watch this video created by the National Hockey League that showcases Savard’s incredible career.

Mic’d Up: Savard at All-Star Celebrity Shootout

Go behind the scenes with Denis Savard at the All-Star Celebrity Shootout during the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend.

One More Shift: Denis Savard

Denis Savard suited up and took the ice with the Blackhawks for the national anthem prior to Sunday’s tilt with the Montreal Canadiens. Take a look at the video below:

Sights From The 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

Current and former Chicago Blackhawk & NHL superstars were out in full force to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The Golf Classic took place July 18th at the Edgewood Valley Country Club in La Grange, IL.

Blackhawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville was the 2016 Honoree of the classic. Lucky attendees scored a signed vintage Hartford Whalers Coach Q jersey. Below are a few sights and sounds of the event. Thank you to all who made the Celebrity Golf Classic a success!

The event benefited the charities listed below:

The Celebrities of the 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic:

A Historic Look Back

Denis Savard is one of the most celebrated hockey players to lace up the skates. In 1980 he was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks 3rd overall and tallied 75 points in his rookie season. He quickly rose to the top of the NHL as a superstar with the Blackhawks. After 10 seasons in Chicago he was traded to his hometown Montreal Canadiens where he won a Stanley Cup in 1993.

Known for the “Spin-o-rama,” Denis became one of the most popular and electrifying players to watch in the National Hockey League. At the end of his storied career, Savard played in 1,196 NHL games and amassed 473 goals and 865 assists, totaling 1338 points. Denis was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2000.

In the video below, Denis talks about his storied career and what is most important to him.

Coaching Webinar & Interview Denis Savard

Denis Savard sat down with Ice Hockey Systems for a coaching webinar this past week. In the webinar, Denis showed off the new Chicago Blackhawks 2015 Stanley Cup ring, his office in Chicago and discussed coaching techniques with viewers.

Additionally, Chris Howard (President of IHS) and Nils Satterstrom (Founder of IHS) joined the webinar to discuss new features on Ice Hockey Systems. They give a brief overview of new coaching resources along with discussing Ice Hockey System’s new program called Blueprint, which is a platform for youth hockey organizations.

Watch the webinar below:

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Ice Hockey Systems is the premier online resource for hockey coaches of all levels. The online platform gives coaches access to over 450 drills, systems and coaching videos from Denis Savard.

Blueprint, a platform for youth hockey organizations
Coaching videos from Denis Savard
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After the webinar, Denis spent time reflecting on his playing and coaching career.

The questions Denis addressed in the interview are listed below:

1. (0:25) What’s your earliest memory playing hockey?
2. (1:22) Why do you think hockey is the greatest game in the world?
3. (2:36) What’s your first memory in the NHL, being drafted by the Blackhawks?
4. (4:00) What’s your most memorable goal in your NHL career?
5. (4:40) How’d you pull off the spin-o-rama and what was the process behind it?
6. (6:17) What makes a good teammate?
7. (7:59) What was the feeling of hoisting the Stanley Cup in 1993?
8. (10:52) What advice can you give to young players trying to make their way?
9. (11:42) What was your favorite thing about coaching hockey?
10. (13:03) How did you keep your players accountable and what advice can you give other coaches?
11. (17:13) How would you get your players prepared for a big game?
12. (19:06) What advice do you have for young hockey coaches?
13. (20:49) What made you become a partner at ice hockey systems?

2015 Denis Savard Charity Golf Tournament Recap

Hundreds gathered at the Edgewood Valley Country Club this year to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The event honored Chicago Blackhawks forward, Patrick Kane. View a video recap below:

Did You See That? recently posted one of Denis Savard’s highlight reel goals, a spin-o-rama from the 1990 season against the Detroit Red Wings, while he was playing for the Montreal Canadiens.  Enjoy.

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2014 Denis Savard Charity Golf Tournament Recap

Hundreds gathered this year to support The Denis Savard Foundation’s Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. The event honored Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews and Army Special Forces Master Sgt. John Masson.

Denis Savard, Jonathan Toews, John Masson and members of the Chicago Blackhawks pose with caddies from the Edgewood Valley Country Club below:

The event benefited the charities listed below:

The Savard Sessions: Hockey Drill Video Series

Denis Savard is proud to announce his partnership with with whom together they have launched the leading online education platform used by hockey coaches worldwide. Denis and Ice Hockey Systems have developed an online portal that offers over 400 animated drills and systems, coaching videos, and advice blogs for coaches of all levels. All drills are offered as both animations and in PDF-format for ease in printing in advance of practices and games. The animations allow for an easy visualization of each drill and can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets, allowing coaches and staff to utilize their devices on the ice for practices or behind the bench for games.

Denis has contributed a great deal to the site though a series of coaching videos called Savard Sessions, which launched this week. Savard Sessions include over 40 segments filmed by Denis where he shares his favorite drills, systems and coaching philosophies that he used in his career as a player and coach in the NHL. Denis is excited to share his knowledge of the game with the members of Ice Hockey Systems “Becoming a partner in Ice Hockey Systems has given me the opportunity to continue sharing my life’s passion – coaching hockey. I truly look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge of the game with IHS subscribers from around the world, providing an experience to them that I wish was available when I was in the game.”

Ice Hockey System is the go-to resource for more than 2,000 hockey coaches world-wide, and over 1 million page views in the past year. Subscribers pay a recurring monthly, semi-annual or annual membership fee to have access to all of the drills and functionality. As a result, coaches are able to customize and build their own practices and game plans, and easily share them with players.

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