|Bryce Chad Salvador
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
|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,
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
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise