12th Annual Smoker - Special Guest Denis Savard

Denis Joseph Savard (born February 4, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League from 1980 to 1997, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2000. He has also served as head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL, and now serves as an ambassador for the Blackhawks' organization.

Please join us on February 8th, 2014 for a night of fun and excitement.

This year we have three different ticket options: Gold, Green and White*.

Gold: Table for 10, prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks, a Dennis Savard autographed gift for your table, A meet and greet with Dennis and the Guest of your table, recognition on the event banner, an individual table tent on your table and acknowledgment by our MC during the event. $1,300. Information for Gold Ticket Package contact Kevin Kirwan (847)370-1748 or click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

Green: Reserved Table of 5 minimum, prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks. $400 for 5 tickets.  Information for Green Ticket Package contact Kurt Taylor (815)703-6994 or click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

White: prime rib and chicken dinner, beer and soft drinks. $80 per ticket.  Information for Green Ticket Package contact Kurt Taylor (815)703-6994 or click on the link below "click here to order your tickets"

Purchase your tickets early for discounts. After December 31, 2013 Prices will increase to:
Gold: $1,500
Green: $475
White: $95

NHL Playing Career

Denis Savard was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. Denis began his career during the 1980–81 NHL season in which he had three assists in his first game. He scored 75 points his rookie season.

Denis was known for his trademark move, the ‘Savardian Spin-o-rama’, which entailed Savard whirling around with the puck in a full rotation.

Savard had two separate stints with the Blackhawks. The first was from the 1980–81 season to the 1989–90 season. The second was from 1994–95 to 1996–97. During his time away from the Blackhawks he played for the Montreal Canadiens (1990–91 to 1992–93) and the Tampa Bay Lightning (1993–94 to 1994–95).

On June 29, 1990, Savard was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for defenceman and future team captain Chris Chelios and a second-round pick. Savard went on to win the Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1993. He then signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the summer of 1993, where he played 1½ seasons. On April 6, 1995 Savard was traded back to Chicago and his NHL career would end where it had started, with the Blackhawks.

In 1,196 NHL games, Savard scored 473 goals and 865 assists, totaling 1338 points (View his career statistics). He trails only Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita for total points in Chicago Blackhawks history. Five times during his career he scored at least 100 points and for seven straight years he had at least 30 goals. His highest point total of 131 came in 1987–88 and his highest goal total of 47 came in 1985–86. In 169 playoff games, he scored 66 goals and 109 assists for a total of 175 points.

Savard officially retired from professional hockey on June 26, 1997, and began coaching with the Blackhawks shortly after (View his coaching career). On March 19, 1998, the Blackhawks retired his jersey number #18. Savard was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 13, 2000.

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Mission Statement
The purpose of the Saint Mary Men's Club is:
  • To provide a forum for the men of Saint Mary Parish to increase their knowledge and love of God and the Catholic Faith.
  • To plan and host social events in order to foster camaraderie among parishioners.
  • To help maintain the physical plant of the parish through occasional volunteer efforts.
  • To be positive role models for the boys and young men of our parish and our community.

The Saint Mary Men's club will be active in three main areas:

  • Faith Formation - Prayer, retreats, Men's Club masses, etc.
  • Service - Help with occasional clean-up, maintenance, and improvement projects, or other projects that benefit Saint Mary Church and School.
  • Social Activities - All kinds.
Membership in the Saint Mary Men's Club is open to all Men associated with Saint Mary Parish or School. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at 8:30 PM locations to be posted. Come share your ideas for what we can do to help Saint Mary Parish become a better and stronger community for years to come.

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