Karl Stewart

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Karl Stewart
Karl Stewart.jpg
Born (1983-06-30) June 30, 1983 (age 31)
Aurora, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Straubing Tigers
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Karl Stewart (born June 30, 1983 in Aurora, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted in the NHL Entry Draft, Stewart signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers on September 28, 2001. He played with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League before making his pro debut with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, Stewart managed to play thirteen games for the Thrashers.

On August 17, 2006, he was traded by the Thrashers with a 2nd round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for Vitaly Vishnevski but before even playing a game, he was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins on September 27, 2006.

After just three games he was claimed off waivers again, this time by the Chicago Blackhawks on October 26, 2006. Stewart managed to gain more ice time and also scored his first NHL goal. Along with this achievement, Stewart was also a fan favorite among the Chicago faithful, gaining respect with his energy and relentless bodychecking. Later in the season, he moved for a fourth time when he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Russian Nikita Alexeev on February 27, 2007.

Stewart spent the majority of the 2007–08 season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals, but managed to play nine games for the Lightning. He was signed by the Florida Panthers on October 2, 2008.[1] Stewart spent the 2008–09 season with Panthers affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the AHL.

On April 6, 2009, Stewart signed with Deutsche Eishockey Liga club, Straubing Tigers.[2][3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 9 14 23 87 19 3 4 7 14
2001–02 Plymouth Whalers OHL 65 20 23 43 104 6 0 2 2 21
2002–03 Plymouth Whalers OHL 68 35 50 85 120 17 7 10 17 31
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 72 10 32 42 186 10 2 3 5 29
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 5 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Chicago Wolves AHL 77 16 8 24 226 12 4 2 6 32
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 71 22 18 40 184
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 8 0 0 0 15
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 2 3 5 43
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 62 14 13 27 96
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 72 20 8 28 70
2009–10 Straubing Tigers DEL 40 12 14 26 30
2010–11 Straubing Tigers DEL 51 16 21 37 133
2011–12 Straubing Tigers DEL 47 13 23 36 92 5 2 1 3 4
2012–13 Straubing Tigers DEL 52 16 18 34 56 7 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Straubing Tigers DEL 45 18 14 32 78
NHL totals 69 2 4 6 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Another veteran is on the way". democratandchronicle.com. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  2. ^ "Straubing Tigers verpflichten AHL-Stürmer Karl Stewart". tigershockey.de. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Amerk forward Karl Stewart heading to Germany". letsgoamerks.com. 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 

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