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Left winger Brian Savage was born on Feb. 24, 1971 in Sudbury, Ontario. The Miami of Ohio collegiate hockey and Canadian National Team product was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the eighth round (171st overall) of the 1991 NHL Draft. 

He went on to play 674 National Hockey League regular season games and post 359 points (192 goals, 167 assists) along with appearing in 39 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs (three goals, eight assists, 11 points). Savage was best known for his years with the Canadiens, during which time he had a tendency to get off to red-hot starts offensively during the month of October. He later played for the Phoenix Coyotes and St. Louis Blues before coming to the Flyers.

On September 15, 2005, the Flyers signed Savage as a free agent while preparing for the start of the 2005-06 season. In his one season for Ken Hitchcock's team, Savage posted nine goals and 14 points in 66 regular season games.

Savage also dressed for all six games the Flyers played in the playoffs, scoring the Flyers' first goal to erase an early 1-0 deficit in the team's 4-2 home victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Buffalo Sabres.

Two of Savage's uncles, Larry and Wayne Hillman, played for the Flyers in the late 1960s to early 1970s. While the Flyers have had multiple brother combinations and even a father/son coach and player duo (coach Bill Dineen and player Kevin Dineen), the Hillman brothers and Savage are the only trio of relatives to have all played for Philadelphia at some point in their NHL careers.