With a decorated hockey career behind him, longtime point producer Marc Savard enjoyed a special night with the Oshawa Generals on Sunday.
The Ottawa native who produced a franchise-leading 413 points (132-281–413) over four seasons in Oshawa saw his number 27 raised to the heights of the General Motors Centre where it joined the likes of Eric Lindros (#88), John Tavares (#91), Red Tilson (#9) and Bobby Orr (#2).
After leading the OHL in scoring with 130 points (43-87–130) over 64 games, Savard led the Generals to an OHL title in 1997, scoring the game winner 17 seconds into overtime of Game 6 against the Ottawa 67’s to capture the J. Ross Robertson Cup.
He was a two-time winner of the Eddie Powers Trophy as the league’s leading scorer claiming the honour in 1995 and 1997.
Savard, who was a Stanley Cup Champion with the Boston Bruins in 2011, recorded 706 career points (207-499–706) over an 807-game NHL career spent with the New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins.
The evening’s celebration was the first of several in place this season to commemorate the Generals’ 80th year of OHL hockey. For more information visit oshawagenerals.com.