Charles Stewart (ice hockey)

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Charles Stewart
Born (1895-11-13)November 13, 1895
Carleton Place, ON, CAN
Died January 23, 1973(1973-01-23) (aged 77)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1924–1927

Charles Elmer "Doc" Stewart (b. November 13, 1895 in Carleton Place, Ontario - d. January 23, 1973) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, most notably for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

After a junior career with the Kingston Collegiate Institute of the Ontario Hockey Association, Stewart starred in senior hockey for several teams in the OHA from 1914 to 1924, most notably for the Toronto Dentals for four seasons while undergoing medical training, being named to the league's Second All-Star Team in 1918 and the First All-Star Team in 1919. During that time, he enlisted in the Canadian Army Dental Corps in 1917, being commissioned as a lieutenant, and assigned to Battalion M. D. No. 2; he did not see overseas service before war's end.[1]

With the Hamilton Tigers' senior team in 1922, 1923 and 1924, Stewart was named the First Team All-Star goaltender all three seasons.

The Boston Bruins began play in 1924 and losing eight of their first nine games, often by wide margins, and desperate for goaltending, signed Stewart to a contract. He played the rest of the schedule for Boston, winning five out of twenty-one games for the weak club, adding two shutouts. He remained the Bruins' goaltender for two more seasons, his best record coming in 1926, when he had a 16-14-4 record with six shutouts and a 2.21 goals against average.

Late in the 1927 season, the Bruins loaned Stewart to the Hamilton Tigers of the Canadian-American Hockey League, with whom he played nine games to finish his hockey career.

Stewart finished his NHL career with a 30-41-5 record and ten shutouts in 77 games, recording a 2.45 goals against average. His career goals against average is fifth best in Boston Bruins' history for any goaltender playing 75 games or more.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Stewart's parents were Thomas H. and Bessie Allan Stewart. In 1926 he married Ida M. Dawson of Hamilton, Ontario.[3]

He graduated from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in 1919, and practiced dentistry in the offseason thereafter.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1916-17 Toronto Dentals OHA Sr. 7 2 2.52
1917-18 Toronto Dentals OHA Sr. 9 3.89
1918-19 Toronto Dentals OHA Sr. 3.86
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers OHA Sr. 9 2.52
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers OHA Sr. 9 2.52
1924-25 Boston Bruins NHL 21 5 16 0 1266 65 2 3.08
1925-26 Boston Bruins NHL 35 17 14 4 2173 80 6 2.21
1926-27 Boston Bruins NHL 21 9 11 1 1303 49 2 2.26
1926-27 Hamilton Tigers CAHL 9
NHL totals 77 31 41 5 4742 194 10 2.45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Great War Project". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Boston Bruins. "Career and Single-Season Leaders". Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wentworth County registry". 1926. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ A.E. Webster (ed.) (1919). "Dominion Medical Journal, Vol. XXXI". University of Toronto. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

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