Stuart during his tenure with the Kings during the 2007–08 season
November 6, 1979|
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
San Jose Sharks|
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
3rd overall, 1998|
San Jose Sharks
Bradley Stuart (born November 6, 1979) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played in over 1,000 career games in the National Hockey League (NHL). Stuart was a member of the Detroit Red Wings' 2007–08 Stanley Cup-winning season.
San Jose Sharks
Stuart was drafted in the first round, third overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. In a game against the Los Angeles Kings on April 4, 2004, Stuart scored twice in a 17-second span, forcing the game into overtime at a 3–3 tie; Stuart's feat is the fastest that a Sharks player has scored two goals. The Sharks went on to win 4–3.
On February 10, 2007, Stuart was traded to the Calgary Flames (again alongside Wayne Primeau) in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew. Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli cited his inability to agree on a new contract with Stuart, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2006–07 season, as a reason for the trade.
Los Angeles Kings
Detroit Red Wings
On February 26, 2008, the Kings traded Stuart to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for second- and fourth-round picks in the 2008 and 2009 NHL Entry Drafts, respectively. On June 4, 2008, Stuart won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Red Wings, where he saw time as a top-four defenceman paired with Niklas Kronwall. On July 1, 2008, as an unrestricted free agent, Stuart re-signed with the Red Wings on a four-year, $15 million contract. Stuart returned to his hometown of Rocky Mountain House on August 17, 2008, with the Stanley Cup to share his celebration with those that supported him.
Stuart played in 67 games during the 2008–09 season, recording 2 goals and 13 assists as the Red Wings came within one game of repeating as Stanley Cup champions, losing in the 2009 Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He would record 61 points in the next three seasons with the Red Wings.
Return to San Jose
On June 10, 2012, Stuart's negotiating rights were traded to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for the negotiating rights to forward Andrew Murray and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Eight days later, it was reported Stuart signed a three-year, $10.8 million deal with the Sharks. On October 8, 2013, in a game against the New York Rangers, Stuart landed a hit on Rick Nash which led to Stuart being suspended for three games. Stuart finished the season with 11 points in 61 games before surrendering a three-games-to-none series lead in the Conference Quarterfinals to the Los Angeles Kings.
Colorado Avalanche and retirement
On July 1, 2014, with the Sharks intent on getting younger, Stuart accepted a trade to provide a veteran presence to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for second- and sixth-round picks in the 2016 and 2017 NHL Entry Drafts, respectively. On September 29, 2014, before playing a game with the Avalanche, Stuart signed a two-year contract extension with the organization. Stuart played in his 1,000th career game on December 18, 2014. Stuart finished the regular season with 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points in 65 games as the Avalanche failed to qualify for the 2015 playoffs.
In the 2015–16 season, his second season with the Avalanche, Stuart appeared in only six games before he was ruled out with a back injury on November 10, 2015. With little sign of improvement, on February 1, 2016, it was announced Stuart's season was over after he underwent back surgery. During the subsequent off-season on June 27, 2016, with the Avalanche aiming to go younger on defence, Stuart was bought out from the remaining year of his contract, ending his tenure with Colorado.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||10||26||36||32||12||1||0||1||6|
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||77||5||18||23||56||5||1||0||1||0|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||82||6||23||29||39||12||0||3||3||8|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||36||4||10||14||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||77||9||30||39||34||17||1||5||6||13|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||23||2||10||12||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||63||5||16||21||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||9||1||1||2||2||21||1||6||7||14|
|2008–09||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||67||2||13||15||26||23||3||6||9||12|
|2009–10||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||82||4||16||20||22||12||2||4||6||8|
|2010–11||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||67||3||17||20||40||11||0||2||2||8|
|2011–12||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||81||6||15||21||29||5||0||1||1||0|
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||48||0||6||6||25||11||1||2||3||2|
|2013–14||San Jose Sharks||NHL||61||3||8||11||35||7||0||0||0||0|
Awards and honours
|CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game||1998|
|East Second All-Star Team||1998|
|East First All-Star Team||1999|
|Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy||1999|
|Ed Chynoweth Cup||1999|
|CHL First All-Star Team||1999|
|CHL Defenseman of the Year||1999|
|NHL All-Rookie Team||2000|||
|Stanley Cup (Detroit Red Wings)||2008|
- "Sharks Acquire Joe Thornton". SanJoseSharks.com. 2005. Archived from the original on 2006-11-01. Retrieved 2007-02-11.
- "Bruins send Stuart and Primeau to Calgary for Ference and Kobasew". NHL.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-11.[dead link]
- "Stuart agrees to one-year deal with Kings". TSN.ca. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-03.
- "Player Movement". CBS Sports. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
- "Sharks acquire Stuart from Red Wings for prospect, pick". The Sports Network. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-06-10.
- "Sharks ink D Stuart to three-year, 10.8M deal". TSN. 2012-06-18. Archived from the original on 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
- Leahy, Sean (2013-10-09). "NHL suspends Sharks' Brad Stuart three games for hit on Rick Nash". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
- "Sharks trade Brad Stuart to Colorado Avalanche". Mercury News. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
- "Cody McLeod, Brad Stuart signed by Avs to contract extension". Denver Post. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2014-09-29.
- "Stuart's Decision Led To Lengthy Career". 2014-12-18. Retrieved 2014-12-18.
- "Avs Johnson injury short term, Stuart Back and Berra ankle out longer than expected". NBC Sports. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- "Avs' D-man Stuat out long term after back surgery". NBC Sports. 2016-02-01. Retrieved 2016-02-01.
- "Avalanche to buy out veteran Brad Stuart". Denver Post. 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
- "NHL All-Rookie Teams". HockeyReference.com. 2014-07-03. Retrieved 2014-07-03.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| San Jose Sharks first round draft pick