Serge Savard Serge Savard, OC (born January 22, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former star ice hockey player with the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played defence. He played minor league hockey with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, then with the Omaha Knights. After playing with the Montreal Jr. Canadiens, he started playing with the Montreal Canadiens in 1966. He is also a local businessman, and is nicknamed the Senator.
In seventeen seasons with the Canadiens, Savard played on eight Stanley Cup championship teams. In his second full NHL season, he led the Canadiens to a second consecutive Cup in 1969, becoming the first defencemen to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoffs' most valuable player. Savard also led the Canadiens to Cup wins in 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. In 1979, he won the Bill Masterdon trophy for perseverance and dedication to the game. Serge finished his career with the Winnipeg Jets from 1981 to 1983 retiring in 1983.