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|1975 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
No. 17 overall by Buffalo Sabres
Born June 17, 1955
Height: 5-8 Weight: 165
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Ste. Genevieve, Quebec (Canada)
Ste. Genevieve, Quebec
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
QMJHL All-Star First Team: 1973-74 (Laval)
Idolized Jacques Plante as a child growing up in suburban Montreal.
| Debut: October 13, 1976 (N.Y. Islanders at
Numbers: 28 (Buffalo); 31 (Detroit); 40, 31
(Chicago); 28 (N.J.)
Cup: Never won. Playing Status: Retired July 13, 1989
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
BUF, DET, CHI, NJ||420
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
BUF, CHI, NJ||34
AWARDS AND HONORS
Vezina Trophy (Team GAA): 1979-80
(Buffalo) (with Don Edwards)
Jennings Trophy (Team GAA): 1984-85
(Buffalo) (with T. Barrasso)
Buffalo Most Improved
Player: 1978-79 (last winner of award)
NHL Goals-Against Average Leader: 1979-80
(Buffalo) (2.36 GAA)
Goals-Against Average Leader: 1980 (Buffalo) (2.04)
Shutouts Leader: 1980 (Buffalo) (2), 1983 (Buffalo) (2)
Scouting Career: Named New Jersey special assignment
scout on July 13, 1989 and remained in that position through 1992-93 season.
Coaching Career: Named New Jersey goaltending consultant on July 13,
1989, and remained in that position through 1992-93 season.
Broke finger at Buffalo's 1978 training camp and missed start of 1978-79
season. ... Became unrestricted
free agent after failing to reach contract agreement with Detroit by June 1,
1982. ... Played in two 0-0 ties (vs. Chicago on Oct. 30, 1979, and at Quebec
on Feb. 5, 1983). ... Shut out Montreal in consecutive playoff games at The
Forum on April 6-7, 1983. ... Set Buffalo record (since broken) of four career
shutouts. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with sprained back. ... Missed
part of 1985-86 season with pulled hamstring, an injury suffered in Chicago's
Nov. 2, 1985, game at Boston. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season with pulled
back muscle, an injury suffered during warm-ups before Chicago's March 1, 1987,
game vs. Los Angeles. ... Finished second in NHL save percentage category with
.894 mark in 1986-87. ... Missed most of 1988-89 season with herniated disc.
... Retired at age 34 due to chronic back problems. ... Served as first president of New Jersey Devils Alumni Association.
|Post-Draft Teams: Providence/Rhode Island (AHL);
Charlotte (SHL); Hershey (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
SHL Crockett Cup: 1976 (Charlotte)
WHA Draft Pick: 1975 (by Cincinnati, No. 16 overall in Round 2)
SHL Playoffs GAA Leader: 1976 (Charlotte) (1.43 GAA)
SHL Playoffs Shutouts Leader: 1976 (Charlotte) (2 shutouts)
1975-76: Played on SHL regular-season champion (Charlotte).
Miscellaneous: Became prominent player agent after his retirement. His
company, Jandec Inc., is based in Laval, Quebec. It boasts an impressive
client list that over the years has included Patrick Roy, Pierre Turgeon,
Vincent Lecavalier, Eric Daze, Vincent Damphousse, Simon Gagne, Sylvain
Lefebvre, Jocelyn Thibault and Eric Fichaud.
Personal: Full name is Robert F. Sauve. ... Also known as Robert Sauve
during his playing days. ... Brother of former NHL
player Jean-Francois Sauve. ... Father of minor-league goaltender Philippe Sauve.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: Buffalo traded Sauve to Detroit for future considerations (i.e. an agreement to pay Sauve's salary
until he became an unrestricted free agent) on December 2, 1981. Buffalo got Sauve back
when he signed with the Sabres as an unrestricted free agent on June 1, 1982.
Buffalo lost Sauve again when it traded him to Chicago in exchange for a 1986
third-round pick (Kevin Kerr) on October 15, 1985.||
|Won Stanley Cup:
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