Seven years after hanging up his skates, Marc Savard is returning to the NHL as an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues.
"I was fortunate to play with Marc during my career and I'm very familiar with his passion and acumen for the game," Blues head coach Craig Berube shared with NHL.com. "He was a tremendous player and possesses an elite offensive mind. His addition to our staff will be a great benefit to our players and the organization."
Savard, 42, enjoyed a 13-year NHL career before post-concussion syndrome forced him to retire late in the 2010-11 season. Drafted by the New York Rangers in the fourth round of the 1995 NHL Draft, Savard collected 706 points in 807 regular-season games with the Rangers, Calgary Flames, Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins.
He won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.
Savard has remained active in hockey since walking away from the NHL in 2011. He quickly launched a broadcasting career, making appearances on Hockey Night in Canada as well as Maple Leafs pre- and post-game segments on Toronto’s Fan 590.
He also launched a video series on YouTube called “Taping Twigs,” which has nearly 15,000 subscribers.
The Ottawa native comes to the Blues with some coaching experience after serving as a skills and development coach with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.
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