#8: Marc Savard
Marc Savard was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 4th round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Savard signed with the Boston Bruins on July 1, 2006.
Savard played in 304 games with the Bruins scoring 305 points (74 G, 231 A). He was the textbook definition of the playmaker, He was never the guy to score 30 goals but instead would get 60 assists. Over his shortened 14 year career, Savard has played in 807 games with 706 points (207 G, 499 A).
Savard played his final season of hockey in the 2010-11 season because of a very dirty play. In a game against Pittsburg Penguins, Savard was blindsided with a vicious hit to the head from Matt Cooke.
Since that day, Savard has not played hockey. Unlucky for him the year of his injury the Bruins made it to the Stanley Cup and won. While his team won he had to sit on the sideline
He may not have played in the Stanley Cup but he did have some playoff appearances. Savard skated in 25 games tallying 22 points.
Savard was a wonder to watch he always made the perfect pass. When there seemed to be no pass to be made he made one. What a playmaker he was. Savard was a player who the powerplay would be run through as he is just able to slow the whole game down and make the right play.
A guy who had a very unfortunate career with injury troubles. I wish he could have played the last few years of his contract. Who knows what would have happened if he did. Since then I have had zero respect for Matt Cooke, and he deserved to be kicked out of the league.