Brad Stuart

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Brad Stuart
Brad Stuart.jpg
Stuart during his tenure with the Kings
Born (1979-11-06) November 6, 1979 (age 35)
Rocky Mountain House, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Colorado Avalanche
San Jose Sharks
Boston Bruins
Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1998
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1999–present

Bradley Stuart (born November 6, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Stuart was drafted in the first round, 3rd overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. In a game against the Los Angeles Kings on April 4, 2004, Stuart scored twice in a 17-second span, forcing the game into overtime at a 3-3 tie. The San Jose Sharks went on to win 4-3. Stuart's feat is the fastest that a Sharks player has scored two goals only behind Owen Nolan's two goals 8 seconds apart during the 1997 NHL All-Star game.

After playing with the Sharks for more than five seasons, Stuart was traded along with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau to the Boston Bruins for Joe Thornton in November, 2005.[1]

On February 10, 2007, he was traded to the Calgary Flames along with Wayne Primeau in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew. Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli cited his inability to agree on a new contract with Stuart, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2006–07 NHL season, as a reason for the deal.[2]

After the end of the season, Stuart signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal to play for the Los Angeles Kings.[3]

Stuart with the Red Wings in October 2010.

The Kings traded Stuart to the Detroit Red Wings on February 26, 2008 for a second round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth round draft pick in 2009. On June 4, 2008, Stuart won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Red Wings where he saw time as a top-4 defenceman paired with Niklas Kronwall.

Stuart was an unrestricted free agent after the 2007–08 season and on July 1, 2008, he re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings for $15 million over 4 years.[4] Stuart returned to his home town of Rocky Mountain House on August 17, 2008 with the Stanley Cup to share his celebration with those that supported him.

Stuart played in 67 games during the 2008–09 season, scoring two goals to go with 13 assists as the Red Wings came within one game of repeating as Stanley Cup Champions.

On June 10, 2012, Stuart's negotiating rights were traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the negotiating rights to forward Andrew Murray and a conditional 7th round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[5] Eight days later, it was reported that Stuart signed a three-year $10.8 Million deal with the Sharks.[6] In the 2013–14 season on October 8, 2013 against the New York Rangers, Stuart recorded a hit on Rick Nash which led to Stuart being suspended for three games.[7] He finished the season with 11 points in 61 games before surrendering a 3-0 series lead in the Conference Quarterfinals to the Los Angeles Kings.

On July 1, 2014, with the Sharks intent on getting younger, Stuart accepted a trade to provide a veteran presence to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a 2nd round draft pick in 2016 and a 6th round pick in 2017.[8] Before playing a game with the Avalanche prior to the 2014–15 season, Stuart was signed to a two-year contract extension on September 29, 2014.[9] Stuart played in his 1,000th career game on December 18, 2014.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Regina Pats WHL 3 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Regina Pats WHL 57 7 36 43 58 5 0 4 4 4
1997–98 Regina Pats WHL 72 20 45 65 82 9 3 4 7 10
1998–99 Regina Pats WHL 29 10 19 29 43
1998–99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 30 11 22 33 26 21 8 15 23 59
1999–00 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 10 26 36 32 12 1 0 1 6
2000–01 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 5 18 23 56 5 1 0 1 0
2001–02 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 23 29 39 12 0 3 3 8
2002–03 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 4 10 14 46
2003–04 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 9 30 39 34 17 1 5 6 13
2005–06 San Jose Sharks NHL 23 2 10 12 14
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 55 10 21 31 38
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 10 17 26
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 27 0 5 5 18 6 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 5 16 21 67
2007–08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 1 1 2 2 21 1 6 7 14
2008–09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 2 13 15 26 23 3 6 9 12
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 4 16 20 22 12 2 4 6 8
2010–11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 3 17 20 40 11 0 2 2 8
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 6 15 21 29 5 0 1 1 0
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 0 6 6 25 11 1 2 3 2
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 61 3 8 11 35 7 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 985 77 245 322 549 142 10 30 40 77

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC 2nd 7 0 1 1 2
2001 Canada WC 5th 7 1 1 2 6
2006 Canada WC 7th 9 0 3 3 14
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 2
Senior totals 16 1 4 5 20

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 1998
East Second All-Star Team 1998
East First All-Star Team 1999
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 1999
Ed Chynoweth Cup 1999
CHL First All-Star Team 1999
CHL Defenseman of the Year 1999
NHL
NHL All-Rookie Team 2000 [11]
Stanley Cup (Detroit Red Wings) 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks Acquire Joe Thornton". SanJoseSharks.com. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Bruins send Stuart and Primeau to Calgary for Ference and Kobasew". NHL.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-11. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Stuart agrees to one-year deal with Kings". TSN.ca. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-03. 
  4. ^ "Player Movement". CBS Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Sharks acquire Stuart from Red Wings for prospect, pick". The Sports Network. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Sharks ink D Stuart to three-year, 10.8M deal". TSN. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-06-18. 
  7. ^ Leahy, Sean (2013-10-09). "NHL suspends Sharks’ Brad Stuart three games for hit on Rick Nash". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Sharks trade Brad Stuart to Colorado Avalanche". Mercury News. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Cody McLeod, Brad Stuart signed by Avs to contract extension". Denver Post. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2014-09-29. 
  10. ^ "Stuart's Decision Led To Lengthy Career". 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2014-12-18. 
  11. ^ "NHL All-Rookie Teams". HockeyReference.com. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 

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Preceded by
Scott Hannan
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Jeff Jillson