Mark Stuart (ice hockey)

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Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart - Winnipeg Jets.jpg
Mark Stuart as a Winnipeg Jet in 2013.
Born (1984-04-27) April 27, 1984 (age 30)
Rochester, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 213 lb (97 kg; 15 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Boston Bruins
Atlanta Thrashers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2003
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2006–present

Mark Eugene Daniel Stuart (born April 27, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays defense for and is an alternate captain of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Boston Bruins 21st overall in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He is the younger brother of Utica Comets forward, Colin Stuart.

Playing career[edit]

Stuart as a member of the Boston Bruins

Stuart attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs for three years prior to going pro. Stuart likely would have left a year earlier had the NHL not been involved in a lockout. During his junior year, Stuart was the captain of the Tigers and led them to the NCAA Frozen Four, where they lost to eventual champion and in-state rival, the University of Denver.

On November 7, 2006, after undergoing off-season knee surgery, Stuart was sent down to the Boston Bruins' American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins for conditioning purposes until he was recalled by Boston on November 20, 2006.

After the conclusion of the 2007–08 Boston Bruins season, Mark Stuart was also selected to play in the 2008 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships as a member of Team USA.[1] Also, as of April 26, 2008 Stuart was named to be one of the alternate captains for Team USA in the 2008 international event.[2]

On February 18, 2011, Stuart was traded by Boston to the Atlanta Thrashers along with Blake Wheeler for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik.[3]

On February 28, 2011, the Atlanta Thrashers signed Stuart to a three year deal worth $5.1 million.[4]

In 2011, Stuart's rights where transferred in the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to the Winnipeg Jets. During the 2012 NHL lockout, Stuart signed on to play for the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.[5]

On March 5th, 2014, Stuart signed a 4 year, $10.5 million contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets.[6]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing the  United States
World Junior Championships
Gold 2004 Finland
World U18 Championships
Gold 2002 Slovakia
Stuart during the 2008 IIHF World Championship

Mark Stuart competes internationally for the United States. He first played for the United States in during the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships. He captained the United States to its first World U18 Championship gold medal.

The next year, Stuart played in the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he had one assist in seven games. During the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships he had two assists and captained the United States to its first World Junior Championship gold medal.[7]

In 2008, Stuart competed in the 2008 IIHF World Championship where he was one of the team's alternated captains.[8] In 2011, he accepted an invitation to join the USA for the 2011 IIHF World Championship and was named team captain.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Rochester Mustangs USHL 4 0 0 0 6
2000–01 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 52 2 11 13 114
2001–02 U.S. Junior National Team USHL 12 0 1 1 25
2001–02 U.S. National Under-18 Team NAHL 9 0 1 1 18
2002–03 Colorado College WCHA 38 3 17 20 81
2003–04 Colorado College WCHA 37 4 11 15 100
2004–05 Colorado College WCHA 45 2 13 18 94
2005–06 Providence Bruins AHL 60 4 3 7 76 6 0 0 0 25
2005–06 Boston Bruins NHL 17 1 1 2 10
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 15 0 1 1 14
2006–07 Providence Bruins AHL 49 4 16 20 62 3 0 1 1 9
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 82 4 4 8 81 7 0 1 1 8
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 82 5 12 17 76 11 0 1 1 7
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 56 2 5 7 80 4 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 31 1 4 5 23
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 23 1 0 1 24
2011–12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 3 11 14 98
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL 9 2 1 3 12
2012–13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 2 2 4 53
2013–14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 2 11 13 101
NHL totals 497 21 51 72 560 22 0 2 2 21

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2002 United States WJC18 1st 8 1 2 3 29
2003 United States WJC 4th 7 0 1 1 2
2004 United States WJC 1st 6 0 2 2 4
2008 United States WC 6th 7 0 0 0 4
2011 United States WC 8th 7 1 0 1 8
Junior totals 21 1 5 6 35
Senior totals 14 1 0 1 12

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NCAA
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2003
All-WCHA Third Team 2004
All-WCHA Second Team 2005
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year 2005
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2004–05
NHL
Dan Snyder Memorial Award 2011-12

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bruins.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=361538
  2. ^ http://www.usahockey.com/Template_Usahockey.aspx?NAV=TU_01_03&id=227164
  3. ^ "Bruins ship Wheeler, Stuart to Thrashers for Peverley, Valabik". The Sports Network. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Thrashers' Mark Stuart gets new deal". ESPN. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  5. ^ Halford, Mike. "Jets' Stuart signs with ECHL Florida". ProHockeyTalk. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mark Stuart signs 4-year deal with Jets". The Canadian Press. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Mark Stuart". USA Hockey. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Team USA squad unveiled". USA Hockey. 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  9. ^ "Mobile defense could help USA at world championships". USA Today. 2011-04-29. Retrieved 2011-05-01. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Hannu Toivonen
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2003
Succeeded by
Matt Lashoff