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Matthew
Savoie
Player Profile
Position
Center
Team
Winnipeg Ice
League
whl
Height
5'10"
Weight
181 lbs
Place of Birth
St. Albert, AB  

There are few prospects in the 2022 draft whose first few steps are as explosive as Savoie’s are. Not only does he have the feet to burst quickly, he has the intensity and the drive to apply himself in that area frequently. He’s so competitive and focused, always looking for more ways to get the puck and drive the play. His pacing and motor are among the best in this entire draft class, and he plays that way consistently. Can be a menace on the forecheck, applying enough pressure to force turnovers and mistakes. His puck control is high-end, and his quick hands can work in incredible conjunction with his quick feet to make him unpredictable and evasive in full motion. He thinks the game very well and can find different ways to open up opposing defenses. His playmaking and shot are both great, displaying accuracy and a lot of zip behind them. He has quickly become a top focus for WHL penalty killers across the league. He can bring real value off the puck as well. He’ll work hard to stick to his defensive assignments, and can easily pick off telegraphed passes, especially when play is loose and moving quickly. It’s not easy to play at his size, with some inevitable problems that pop up occasionally, such as getting boxed out of prime scoring areas or directed into the corner. A higher top gear would be nice, to help him get bottled up less. Those problems will increase in number quickly for him as he moves up levels. However, he’s too smart, skilled and determined to get neutralized too often. Savoie shows a lot of the signs of being a future NHL star, and will surely hear his name called early on come draft day.

Derek Neumeier
Scout Profile

Game Results

February 25, 2022
Winnipeg
6
Medicine Hat
2

Player Report

Skating 7
Shooting 8
Puckhandling 8
Playmaking 8
Offensive Awareness 8
Defensive Awareness 7
Compete 9

Matthew Savoie's Reports

Apr 1/22 Matthew Savoie 23661 – Winnipeg vs. Medicine Hat WHL by Derek Neumeier View Summary
Jan 13/22 Matthew Savoie 23166 – Winnipeg vs. Brandon WHL by Josh Bell View Summary
Jan 8/22 Matthew Savoie 23132 – Winnipeg vs Medicine Hat WHL by Joel Henderson View Summary
Oct 30/21 Matthew Savoie 22711 – Winnipeg vs. Calgary WHL by Derek Neumeier View Summary
Oct 26/21 Matthew Savoie 22683 – Regina vs. Winnipeg WHL by View Summary
Jun 14/21 Matthew Savoie 22258 – Green Bay vs. Dubuque USHL by Mat Sheridan View Summary
Jun 14/21 Matthew Savoie 22254 – Green Bay vs. Dubuque USHL by Austin Broad View Summary
Feb 8/21 Matthew Savoie 21695 – Sherwood Park vs. Spruce Grove AJHL by Donesh Mazloum View Summary