Maple Leafs Add Former NHL’er Marc Savard as Assistant Coach

Jun 24, 2024

The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach, completing head coach Craig Berube’s coaching staff for the upcoming season. Here are the key details about Savard’s appointment:Role: Savard will primarily be responsible for running the Maple Leafs power play, an area where the team struggled significantly during the playoffs last season.


Savard joins the Leafs after serving as an assistant coach with the Calgary Flames last season. Before that, he was the head coach of the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League for two seasons (2021-2023). Previous collaboration, Savard has worked with Berube before, notably in St. Louis during the 2019-20 season, where they led the Blues to the third-best power play in the league.

Playing Career

As a player, Savard participated in 807 regular-season NHL games and 25 playoff matches, accumulating 706 points (207 goals, 499 assists). He was a two-time NHL All-Star and won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011. Savard is known for encouraging players to showcase their creativity and skill on the ice, which could benefit the Leafs’ talented offensive lineup, including stars like Auston Matthews and William Nylander.

Complete Coaching Staff

Savard joins a staff that includes associate coach Lane Lambert, assistant coach Mike Van Ryn, goaltending coach Curtis Sanford, and video coaches Jordan Bean and Sam Kim. This hiring marks an important step for the Maple Leafs as they look to improve their performance, particularly on special teams, under Berube’s leadership for the upcoming season.

Griff Bordignon

Hi, my name is Griff and I'm a complete sports nut. I love to play sports, watch sports and most importantly bet on sports too. If I'm not watching or betting on sports, you can find me on the golf course, between the pipes as your average beer league goaltender. Although sports take up most of my life, I also love spending time with my two dogs, streaming usually a 90's Simpson's or attempting to read more books.

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