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Serge Savard (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens. He played defense. He played minor league hockey with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, then with the Omaha Knights. After playing with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, he start playing with the Montreal Canadiens in 1966. He is also a local businessman, and is nicknamed the senator
In seventeen seasons with the Canadiens, Savard played on eight Stanley Cup championship teams. In his second full NHL season, he led the Canadiens to a second consecutive Cup in 1969, becoming the first defensemen to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player. Savard also led the Canadiens to Cup wins in 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977-1979. In 1979, he won the Bill Masterdon trophy for perseverance and dedication to the game. Serge finished his season with the Winnipeg Jets from 1981-1983, and retired in 1983.
In 1994 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is currently the chairman of the annual Canada Day festivities in Montreal. He lived a few years in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec. His son Marc ran for Team Martin in the Saint-Bruno-Saint-Hubert federal riding but lost.
- Won Conn Smythe Trophy - 1969
- Named to NHL Second-Team All-Star - 1979
- Played in 4 NHL All-Star games
- Won Bill Masterdon trophy - 1979
- Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame - 1986
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