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COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman David Savard to a five-year contract extension that begins in 2016-17 and continues through the 2020-21 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Savard, 24, set career highs and led Blue Jackets defensemen in goals and ranked second in points with 11 goals and 25 assists for 36 points with 71 penalty minutes and an “even” plus/minus rating in 82 games during the 2014-15 season.
His 11 goals were tied with Jamie Heward (2000-01) for the second-most in club history by a blueliner, trailing Bryan Berard’s 12 in 2005-06, while his 36 points were the fourth-most by a defenseman in club history. He also ranked second on the team in time on ice, averaging 22:56 per game.
"Getting David signed to a contract extension was a priority for us and we are very happy to have reached a long-term deal with him," said Kekalainen. "He has taken tremendous steps the past two seasons and responded very well to the larger role he played on our blueline last season. We are excited about his future with the Blue Jackets."
"For serious," Columbus defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in double overtime, tying the teams' first-round series at one--and the Blue Jackets rallied from a 3-1 deficit en route to their first playoff win:
Matt Calvert had 2 goals, David Savard had 2 assists, as Don Cherry pointed out, Brandon Dubinsky had 9 shots and 8 hits, and both goaltenders were stellar--Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 41 of 44 and Sergei Bobrovsky(!) stopped 39 of 42 in his victory.
With the last two games combined Columbus already bested their record from 2010. Last year they tallied 4 losses with 8 goals for and 23 goals against. After the last two days they currently stand at 10 goals for and 9 goals against. On Saturday they bested the Detroit with a 7-3 win but fell yesterday to Buffalo with a score of 6-3.
As of now 20 year old defenseman David Savard is leading the Jacket’s prospects with 5 points (1G, 4A).
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