Boston Sports By The Numbers: No. 91 - Marc Savard
Savard, along with Zdeno Chara, was chosen by new Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli to be a centerpiece of the team’s rebuilding efforts in the mid-2000s. In parts of five seasons spent on the Bruins, Savard tallied 305 points in 304 regular-season games, and added 22 more in 25 playoff games, including the winning goal in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Philadelphia in 2010.
Savard’s career, however, was derailed by a headshot from dirty Penguins player Matt Cooke on March 7, 2010. Savard suffered a Grade 2 concussion that has led to lingering health problems and kept him out of the team’s Stanley Cup run this season. For now, Savard is not retiring, though it looks unlikely that he will play again; Cooke, meanwhile, will have a bounty on his head in Boston for the rest of his life.