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Serge Savard Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

November 22, 2004

MONTREAL (AP) _ Hockey Hall of Famer Serge Savard pleaded not guilty Monday to two charges of drunken driving.

The former Montreal Canadiens star was arrested in September on suspicion of drunk driving after he was allegedly involved in two separate accidents. He is due back in court in March.

Savard played 17 seasons in the NHL from 1966-83, 15 of them with the Canadiens. He won eight Stanley Cup championships with Montreal and teamed with Larry Robinson and Guy Lapointe to form one of the most heralded defensive trios in league history.

In 1969, he became the first defenseman to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs.

After retiring as a player Savard became Montreal’s general manager, helping the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup in 1986 and 1993.

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