We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google

Yann Sauve

North American Skater - Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:29Midterm Rank:21
Height:6' 2"Weight:209
Born:February 18, 1990
Born in:Rigaud, QC, CAN
Drafted: 2008: VAN (2nd Round / 41st Overall)  Vancouver Canucks

On his style of play:  My strength is I'm a pretty big guy.  I think I'm pretty mobile, too, for my size.  I just want to play hard there and make some good plays -- go to the net, and just feel that my presence is felt on the ice.


On patterning his game after Dion Phaneuf and Rob Blake:  I want to play the same style as  Dion Phaneuf, and be strong on the ice.  And I like Rob Blake with the big shot on the blueline.  I don't want to compare myself to them, but I just try to play the same game as them.


On getting his start in hockey:  I think I was about maybe four years old and I would like skate on the ice with my dad at the park.  I started there.  And after I just wanted to play hockey in my hometown.  


On what drew him to the game at a young age:  It's being part of the team sport -- I made a lot of friends there, and it just keeps me going.  I just love the sport and like winter sports.


On his most memorable hockey moment:  At the Under-17’s, I was on the ice with Team Quebec.  We won the gold medal there.  So that was the best moment, I think, in my career.


On playing in the QMJHL:  Playing in the Q, it's awesome.  It's a pretty good league.  We just play a lot, and have a lot of ice time now.  So I just try to improve myself as much as I can, and that's it. 


On the biggest influences on his career:  I think my parents have had a lot of influence on my career.  I have some lows, and the first person who I call is my mom.