Stewart Gavin

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Robert Stewart "Stew" Gavin (born March 15, 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL between 1980 and 1993.

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 and producer).

Post hockey career[edit]

During a 15-year professional hockey career, including more than 800 NHL games played with Toronto, Hartford, and Minnesota, Gavin recognized the need for a program that would ensure that an athlete’s business affairs were organized and that their interests were protected. Therefore, after his retirement from hockey, Gavin sought to develop this program. After gaining experience at a Bay Street firm, completing numerous industry-related courses and achieving the Certified Financial Planner designation, Gavin founded the Gavin Management Group in 2003. With over 18 years of practice in financial management, insurance and tax planning, Gavin's 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 their board of directors, where the association’s efforts have raised more than $4,000,000 for various charitable and gift giving endeavours. Gavin 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 his family.

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