23 Facts About Denis Savard

1. Denis Savard remains as an ambassador for the Blackhawks and received Stanley Cup rings in 2010 and 2013.

2. Denis Savard was born in Pointe Gatineau, Quebec, but grew up in Montreal, Quebec.

3. Denis Savard has served as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, [2] and now serves as an ambassador for the Blackhawks' organization.

4. Denis Savard began his second career in the coaching ranks shortly after leaving the ice, and in 2006 was named interim head coach after Trent Yawney was dismissed.

5. Denis Savard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.

6. Denis Savard starred at center for the Montreal Canadiens Junior team of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for three seasons before making the jump to the NHL.

7. Denis Savard retired trailing only Stan Mikita and Bobby Hull on the Blackhawks' all-time scoring list.

8. Denis Savard was born in a suburb of Montreal, Canada.

9. Denis Savard recorded more than 450 points during his junior hockey days in Canada.

10. Denis Savard is the patriarch of the Wirtz family and none of his four siblings cooperated with Smith.

11. Denis Savard had 150 games against coaches with 500, 600 games under their belts.

12. Denis Savard tried to take away Rocky's right of succession to head the family's real estate, liquor distributorship and sports empires.

13. Denis Savard is sometimes called "Savoir-Faire" referring to a fictional French Canadian mouse that was the archnemesis of the cartoon character Klondike Kat.

14. Denis Savard shared the same number as Serge Savard, who is unrelated to him.

15. Denis Savard has a cousin named Jean Denis Savard who coincidentally played for the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1970s.

16. Denis Savard remains as an ambassador for the Blackhawks and received Stanley Cup rings in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

17. Denis Savard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2000.

18. Denis Savard officially retired from professional hockey on June 26, 1997.

19. Denis Savard signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 1993, where he played a season and a half.

20. Denis Savard was the highest drafted player in Blackhawks' history, until the organization drafted Patrick Kane with the first overall pick in 2007.

21. Denis Savard was born in Temiscaming, Quebec, but grew up in Montreal.

22. Denis Savard has served as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, and now serves as an ambassador for the Blackhawks' organization.

23. Denis Savard played in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1997, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000.