Bryce Chad Salvador
Defense
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 2.11.76 Brandon, Manitoba
How he arrived: Traded by the St. Louis Blues for Cam Janssen, 2.26.08
How he left: Retired 9.2.15
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2007-08
NJ
8
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2008-09
NJ
76
3
13
16
-1
78
68
0
0
0
0
2
2
2
2009-10
NJ
79
4
10
14
8
57
47
0
0
0
0
1
1
2
2011-12
NJ
82
0
9
9
18
66
52
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
2012-13
NJ
39
0
2
2
-12
22
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2013-14
NJ
40
1
3
4
-2
29
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2014-15
NJ
15
0
2
2
-5
20
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
339
8
39
47
6
283
233
0
0
0
0
4
4
4
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
A friend of mine had said that the Devils were getting something good in Salvador. A nice physical presence for the
defense, blocked a lot of shots, and could clear the crease out.

After the post-trade jitters got out of the way, he started to show that, too. He was showing just how valuable he was
when he went down to an injury... after blocking a slap shot.

He returned in time for the playoffs and picked up where he left off, even in defeat.

I did say that I would like to see what he can do with a full season in a Devils uniform, and he showed that he could,
regularly.

During training camp of 2010, he had suffered an inner ear problem, what they would call a cochlear concussion. It was
effecting his equilibrium, so he would sit out the entire season so that it would clear up.

When he came back, it was a monster comeback, having a career defensive year and helping lead the Devils to being the
#1 penalty kill unit in the League for 11-12. He could have easily been the Devils nominee for the Masterton, and they
had a few great choices to begin with.

With the leadership he exhibited the entire time, though, DeBoer would name Salvador the 10th captain in Devils
history for the shortened 12-13 season.

While he did play the majority of the games that season, the last two seasons were marred with more injuries,
particularly a back injury that caused him to miss three-quarters of the 14-15 season. This, coupled with not wanting to
interfere with the Devils' upcoming rebuild under Ray Shero, had lead him to retire.

He is set to take on a job with the Devils, a role which will be defined at a later time, as well as working in youth
hockey in the state.
Entry Draft: 1994 Sixth Round Pick (138th overall) by the
Tampa Bay Lightning
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2007-08
NJ
5
1
0
1
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2008-09
NJ
4
0
0
0
-3
4
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2009-10
NJ
5
0
0
0
1
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2011-12
NJ
24
4
10
14
9
26
30
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
37
5
10
15
8
38
36
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise