|Robert F. Sauve
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 165 pounds
Born: 6.17.55 Ste. Genevieve, Quebec
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Chicago Blackhawks,7.10.87
How he left: Retired after the 1988-98 season
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Sauve was part of a goaltending factory himself when he first broke in with the Sabres, having shared duties with Don
Edwards and also grooming Tom Barrasso when he signed out of high school. So he knew the situation in New Jersey
when he signed on.
His main focus was to platoon with Alain Chevrier, and later groom Sean Burke and also Chris Terreri when he came
up for a short stint.
Here's a little fun fact: he was one of a handful of goalies in the league during the 88-89 season that agreed to
experiment with the use of foam leg pads. (Don't remember how it panned out, though.)
He missed some time in 88-89 due to a herniated disc. It was what lead him to retire after the season. He stayed on with
the Devils as a goaltending consultant and special assignment scout, doing both jobs until 1993.
He also became a sports agent post-retirement. Some of his clients included Patrick Roy, Eric Daze, Vincent
Damphousse, Simon Gagne, and Vincent Lecavalier.
His son, Phillipe, has logged a few games in the NHL himself, with the Avs, the Flames, and the Coyotes, last seeing
time in 05-06. He last played for the Hamburg Freezers in Germany in 07-08.
|Entry Draft: 1975 First Round Pick (17th overall) by the
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise