Canadiens Rumors: David Savard Trade Chatter Picking Up

For a big portion of the 2023-24 season, Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard was a significant name in the rumor mill. The Canadiens elected to hold onto Savard for the remainder of the season, but trade chatter surrounding the hard-nosed right-shot defenseman is now heating right back up again.

NHL insider Frank Seravalli listed Savard at the No. 14 spot on his latest Trade Targets board for Daily Faceoff

There is no question that Savard will generate a lot of interest around the league this offseason. This is because he is a big right-shot defenseman who plays a steady defensive game and plays with an edge. In addition, he also has the potential to provide some offense from the point, which only adds to his value.

With the Canadiens currently rebuilding, they would be wise to hear offers for Savard. He is entering the final season of his deal and could land them multiple assets that would have the potential to help their future. 

Savard, 33, appeared in 60 games this past season with the Canadiens, where he had six goals, 24 points, and 69 hits. Overall, it was another solid year for the 6-foot-1 defenseman, and the Canadiens would be wise to test his market because of it. Let's see if they do just that from here. 

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