Michael Stewart (ice hockey)

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Michael Stewart
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Born (1972-05-30) May 30, 1972 (age 44)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Binghamton Rangers
Detroit Vipers
Springfield Falcons
Rochester Americans
Manitoba Moose
Frankfurt Lions
EC VSV
National team  Austria
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1990
New York Rangers
Playing career 1992–2010

Michael Stewart (born May 30, 1972) is a Canadian-Austrian former professional ice hockey defenceman who has become a coach after his playing days. He was drafted in the first round, thirteenth overall, of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers, but never played a game in the NHL.

Playing career[edit]

Stewart attended Michigan State University for 3 seasons before signing with the New York Rangers in 1992. He then played for the Ranger's AHLaffiliate Binghamton Rangers for three seasons before being traded to the Hartford Whalers with Glen Featherstone in return for Pat Verbeek. Stewart then played for the Springfield Falcons (AHL) and Detroit Vipers (IHL) before playing with the Canadian National Team in 1996-97. After a 3-year stint with the Manitoba Moose of the IHL, Stewart spent the 2000-01 campaign with the Frankfurt Lions of the German DEL, before moving to Austria for the following season: Stewart played for EC VSV from 2001 to 2010, winning the Austrian championship in 2002 and 2006. He also represented the Austrian national team at the 2005, 2006, and 2007 World Championships.[1] After an 18-year playing career Stewart retired as a member of the EC VSV. He is one of four players in the history of EC VSV hockey to have his jersey number retired.

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career as assistant coach to Johan Strömwall at EC VSV. In February 2011, he was promoted to head coach after Strömwall had stepped down.[2]

Stewart moved to coach the Fischtown Pinguins of the German DEL2 in May 2012 and guided the team to the 2013-14 DEL2 championship,[3] while being named DEL2 Coach of the Year.[4] At the 2014[5] and 2016[6] Deutschland-Cup, he served as assistant coach of the Canadian national team. On April 30, 2015,[7] he accepted an offer to become the head coach of German DEL side Augsburger Panther.

Personal[edit]

Stewart received Austrian citizenship in March 2005.[8] He has two daughters and a son.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Championships 2008". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  2. ^ "VSV und Strömwall trennen sich". derStandard.at. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Bremerhaven steht Kopf: Fischtown Pinguins Meister der DEL 2". Seestadt Bremerhaven (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  4. ^ "Fischtown Pinguins : Michael Stewart verlässt die Pinguine". www.fischtown-pinguins.de. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Canada's National Men's Team roster announced for 2014 Deutschland Cup". www.hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Dave King returns to Team Canada as head coach for 2016 Deutschland Cup". www.hockeycanada.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Augsburger Panther sign head coach Mike Stewart" (in German). Deutsche Eishockey Liga. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  8. ^ marksoft. "Mike Stewart ab heute Österreicher - hockeyfans.at". www.hockeyfans.at. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 
  9. ^ Allgemeine, Augsburger. "Mike Stewart - der Mann mit den zwei Gesichtern". Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Steven Rice
New York Rangers first round draft pick
1990
Succeeded by
Alexei Kovalev