Savard Ranks Summit Victory Over Stanley Cup

It speaks volumes when an 8 time Stanley Cup champion claims says "I had been on Stanley Cup teams but it was nothing quite like winning against the Soviets that year."

Savard had an uncanny record against the Soviets in that series: he was undefeated against them! After sitting out the opening game loss, Savard played in the Canadian win in game 2 and in the tie game in game 3. However Savard suffered a hairline fracture in his leg in that game, and was unable to participate in game 4.

Savard was expected to be done for the series but because there was quite a distance between games 4 and 5 due to travel and a Canadian exhibition tour of Sweden, Savard was able to get 10 full days of rest at home before getting clearance to return to action. He made his way to Moscow and participated in games 6, 7 and 8 - all of which were Canadian victories.

Thus Savard went 4-0-1 in competition against the Soviets that year!

Savard was also a member of the 1976 Canada Cup team which he claims is the best team ever iced.


1972 Summit Player Profile
 Team Canada
 #23 - Serge Savard - Defense

Position: D
Shoots: Left
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Born: 1/22/1946 Montreal, Quebec
1972 NHL Team: Montreal Canadiens

Summit Series Statistics

5 0 2 2 0 3 7 1

Other Team Canada Appearances

Serge Savard was one of 16 Hall of Famers to participate for Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup. He scored 3 assists in 7 games en route to the championship.

NHL Career Notes - One of the best defenders of any generation, Serge Savard's resume includes 8 Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe Trophy in his 16 year Hall of Fame career.

Career NHL Statistics
Regular Season 1040 106 333 439 592
NHL Playoffs  130 19 49 68 88


Book Feature
Read Serge Savard's memories of the Summit Series in Team Canada 1972: Where Are They Now?  By Brian McFarlane $21.26 Cdn


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1972 Summit Series Games

Game One
Game Two
Game Three
Game Four
Game Five
Game Six
Game Seven
Game Eight

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