Bruce Stuart

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Bruce Stuart
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1961
Bruce Stuart, Portage Lakes.jpg
Bruce Stuart with the Portage Lakes Hockey Club in the 1905–06 season.
Born (1881-11-30)November 30, 1881
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Died October 28, 1961(1961-10-28) (aged 79)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Quebec Bulldogs
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Wanderers
Portage Lakes Hockey Club
Pittsburgh Professionals
Pittsburgh Victorias
Playing career 1898–1911

Charles Bruce Stuart (November 30, 1881 – October 28, 1961) was a Canadian amateur and professional ice hockey forward who played for the Quebec Bulldogs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Wanderers, Portage Lakes Hockey Club, Pittsburgh Victorias and Pittsburgh Professionals from 1899 to 1911. Stuart is considered to be an early power forward, a forward who combines physical play with scoring ability, in hockey history.

Playing career[edit]

Stuart on a hockey card with the Ottawa Senators.

Bruce and his brother Hod played for Ottawa in 1899. In 1890, they moved to Quebec city for business. They started playing hockey again in 1891, joining the Quebec Bulldogs. He then played professional in Pittsburgh and Houghton in the old International Professional Hockey League. Mr Stuart joined the Wanderers in time to win the Stanley Cup in 1908, and then captained the Senators in 1909 to the Cup.

In 1910, when the National Hockey Association (NHA) imposed a salary cap, cutting player's salaries in half, Stuart attempted to form a rival league.[1] The rival league failed to organize, as the Montreal Arena was refused to the players.[2] Stuart returned to captain the Senators to the 1911 Stanley Cup. Stuart retired from playing after the 1910–11 season and managed a shoe store he owned in Ottawa until 1952 along with some coaching.

Despite his age, he attended his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. He died not long after.

Statistics[edit]

Exh. = Exhibition games

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1899 Ottawa Hockey Club CAHL 1 1 0 1
1900 Ottawa Hockey Club CAHL 5 11 0 11
1901 Quebec Bulldogs CAHL 6 5 0 5
1902 Ottawa Hockey Club CAHL 8 9 0 9
1902–03 Pittsburgh Victorias WPHL 10 16 6 22 20
1903–04 Portage Lakes Hockey Club Exh. 14 44 0 44 6 9 28 0 28 13
1904–05 Portage Lakes Hockey Club IPHL 22 33 0 33 59
1905–06 Portage Lakes Hockey Club IPHL 20 15 0 15 22
1906–07 Portage Lakes Hockey Club IPHL 23 20 9 29 81
1907–08 Montreal Wanderers ECAHA 3 3 0 3 18
Montreal Wanderers Stanley Cup 3 8 0 8 18
1909 Ottawa Senators ECHA 11 22 0 22 30
1909–10 Ottawa Senators CHA 2 4 0 4 0
1910 Ottawa Senators NHA 7 14 0 14 17
Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup 4 10 0 10 6
1910–11 Ottawa Senators NHA 3 0 0 0 0
CAHL totalt 20 26 0 26
IPHL totalt 65 68 9 77 162
ECAHA + ECHA totals 14 25 0 25 48
NHA totals 10 14 0 14 17
Stanley Cup totals 7 18 0 18 24

References[edit]

Podnieks, Andrew (2003). Players: The ultimate A-Z guide of everyone who has ever played in the NHL. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 0-385-25999-9. 

  1. ^ "Bomb in Ottawa Camp". The Globe. 1910-11-24. p. 10. 
  2. ^ "Outlaws Hurrying to Cover". The Globe. 1910-12-14. p. 10. 

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Preceded by
Harvey Pulford
Ottawa Senators captain
(Original Era)

1908-11
Succeeded by
Marty Walsh