Dubuque Fighting Saints/USHL

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Matthew Savoie was one of the most hyped prospects in 2019, along with Shane Wright and Brad Lambert. After a subpar season in the WHL with the Winnipeg Ice, Savoie joined the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL, and returned to his dominant form, tearing up the USHL.

Size/Strength      Average
Skating       Excellent
Shot/Scoring       Great
Puckhandling      Excellent
Physical Play       Average
Offensive Play       Excellent
Defensive Play       Average
Hockey Sense        Excellent
Competitiveness   Great


  1. Dynamic Skater, with outstanding playmaking skills.
  2. Excellent vision and hockey sense, compliments his skating and playmaking skills.
  3. Has a quick release, and is a scoring threat from the blueline in.

Areas of Improvement

  1. Is a little undersized and tends gets knocked the puck in the corners.
  2. Needs to work on his defensive zone coverage

Scouting Report:

Matthew Savoie is projected to the second overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, behind Shane Wright, and rightly so. Savoie is a dynamic skater, with outstanding playmaking and scoring ability; he also has tremendous hockey sense and vision to make his skating and playmaking skills stand out. It was not smooth sailing for Matthew Savoie during the 2019-20 season; after scoring 19 goals and 52 points in 22 goals with Rink Hockey Academy Prep in the CSSHL U18 league, Matthew was drafted by the Winnipeg ICE of the WHL, but he only registered 7 points in 22 goals. In the 2020-21 season, Savoie started the season with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL, scoring 3 goals and 6 points in 4 games. After a dominant stint in the AJHL, Savoie was added by the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the USHL. With the Fighting Saints, Savoie scored 21 goals and 38 points in 34 games, which was good enough to be named to the USHL’s all-rookie team. Matthew Savoie is comparable to Mat Barzal, and like Barzal he could become an impact player right away at the NHL level, and eventually could be a 1st line center for the team he gets drafted by. Savoie has a firm grip on the 2nd spot in the draft, unless Brad Lambert has a tremendous season this year, and jumps him in the rankings.

Skill: A Speedy, dynamic playmaker with goal scoring ability

NHL Comparison: Mat Barzal

NHL Potential: 1st line Center

Matthew Savoie Rink Hockey Academy Prep Highlights
Matthew Savoie Dubuque Fighting Saints Highlights
2019-20Rink Hockey Academy PrepCSSHL U18221952
Winnipeg ICEWHL2207
2020-21Dubuque Fighting SaintsUSHL342138
Savoie Stats-Past two seasons

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