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Jean-François Sauvé
JFSauve
Position Centre
Height
Weight
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 23 1960 (1960-01-23) (age 56),
Sainte-Geneviève, QC
Pro Career 1980 – 1991

Jean-Francois "J.F." Sauvé (born January 23, 1960, in Sainte-Geneviève, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey centre. He played in the National Hockey League with the Buffalo Sabres and Quebec Nordiques. He is the brother of former NHL goaltender Bob Sauvé and the uncle of current NHL goaltender Philippe Sauvé.

In his NHL career, Sauvé appeared in 290 games. He scored sixty-five goals and added 138 assists.

Sauve played junior hockey for the Trois Rivieres Draveurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league leading scorer in 1978-79 and 1979-80, the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the playoff MVP in 1978-79, and the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player in 1978-79 and 1979-80.

Despite this record, Sauve was not picked in the 1979 NHL Entry Draft and was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres in 1979.

He split three seasons (1980-81 through 1982-83) between the Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans. Sauve was then traded to the Quebec Nordiques where he spent three and a half seasons.

Sauve spent his last five active seasons in Europe before retiring in 1991.

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