Gavin was selected 74th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. Gavin played 768 career NHL games, scoring 130 goals and 156 assists for 286 points. His best season was the 1985–86 season when he scored 26 goals and 55 points with the Hartford Whalers.
Gavin has two children, Taylor (b. November 24, 1993) and Max (b. 1989), both mothered by ex-wife, Phyllis Ellis (former Olympic field hockey player and current television actor/producer).
Post Hockey Career During a 15-year professional hockey career, including more than 800 NHL games played with Toronto, Hartford, and Minnesota, Stew recognized the need for a program that would ensure that an athlete’s business affairs were completely organized and that their interests were protected. Therefore, in retirement, Stew undertook the challenge to develop this much needed program. After gaining valuable experience at a Bay Street firm, completing numerous industry-related courses and achieving the Certified Financial Planner designation, Stew founded Gavin Management Group in 2003. Now with over 18 years of practice in financial management, insurance and tax planning, Stew’s elite roster of clients include professional athletes and leaders in the corporate community. Stew has also served as the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association, and remains on the Board of Directors, where the association’s efforts have raised more than $4,000,000 for various charitable and gift giving endeavours. Stew continues to be active on the ice, playing with the Alumni at charity events throughout the season; and, is also a Member of the Masonic Lodge. In his leisure time, Stew enjoys his private pilot licence, golf and relaxing on his farm in the Ottawa Valley with family.
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