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.