Quarter Season Report Card for Columbus Blue Jackets Defenesman

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 27: Zach Werenski #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Seth Jones #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skate against the Buffalo Sabres on October 27, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 27: Zach Werenski #8 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Seth Jones #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skate against the Buffalo Sabres on October 27, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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David Savard

Columbus Blue Jackets
ST. LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 25: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard (58) congratulates Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo (70) after winning a NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the St. Louis Blues on October 25, 2018, at Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO. Columbus beat St. Louis 7-4. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Rock solid. The perfect phrase to describe David Savard’s play this year and his mustache. Seriously folks, that thing is amazing.

On the ice Savard has done what he always does. Plays sound, positional defense and can be counted on for 20 minutes of ice time a game. This season Savard, 28, is averaging 20:49 and has found a great partner in Markus Nutivaara. The duo provide a nice mix of an old school stay at home defender in Savard with the quick puck-mover in Nuti.

Savard has five points in 21 games, right on his career average. His +7 rating is second on the team and adds to his franchise record of career +/- of 34.

All in all, Savard is delivering exactly what the team expects of him. He can play alongside any of the Jackets six other regular defenseman and perform. A rock solid start to the year for Savard.

B. . 1/4 Season Report Card. . David Savard