Bruce Stuart

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Bruce Stuart
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1961
Bruce Stuart, Portage Lakes Hockey Club.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.


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)

Succeeded by
Marty Walsh