Brad Stuart
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 11/06/1979
BIRTHPLACE: Rocky Mountain House, AB, CAN
DRAFTED: SJS: 1998-3 overall
WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998) WHL East First All-Star Team (1999) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1999) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (1999) NHL All-Rookie Team (2000) Traded to Calgary (WHL) by Regina (WHL) for Donald Choukalos and Ryan Geremia, January 15, 1999. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to ankle (January 4, 2003 vs. Los Angeles) and head (February 21, 2003 vs. Columbus) injuries. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton, November 30, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Boston with Wayne Primeau and Washington's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry Draft for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew, February 10, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 3, 2007. Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles for Detroit's 2nd round choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Peter Delmas) in 2008 Entry Draft and Detroit's 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta Atlanta selected Ben Chiarot) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to San Jose by Detroit for Andrew Murray and San Jose's 7th round choice (Alexander Kadeykin) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 10, 2012. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for a 2nd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft and a 6th round choice in 2017 Entry Draft, July 1, 2014.
2014-15 SEASON
Led the Avalanche in short-handed ice time (2:33 per game) and ranked fourth in overall ice time (20:21 per game)…Finished second on the club in hits (177) and third in blocked shots (134)…Was also second on the Avs in shifts-per-game (27.0)…Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on Dec. 18 at Pittsburgh, becoming the 293rd player in NHL history—and 100th defenseman—to reach that milestone…Missed 16 games due to a hamstring injury suffered in his 999th career game on Nov. 4 vs. Vancouver…Was placed on IR, Nov. 21 (retroactive to Nov. 4) and activated on Dec. 14…Left the game with a leg injury on April 9 vs. Winnipeg, forcing him to miss the season finale on April 11 vs. Chicago.


2013-14: Skated in 61 games for the San Jose Sharks, notching 11 points (3g/8a) with a +4 plus/minus rating…Finished third on the club in both blocked shots (114) and hits (122)…Scored an overtime goal on Nov. 12 at Calgary…Tied a career high with a +4 rating on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay…Returned to the lineup on March 24 after missing 13 games due to injury.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS: Dressed in all seven postseason contests for the Sharks and shared the team lead in blocked shots (12).

2012-13: Played in every regular season game for the fourth time in his career, appearing in all 48 contests…Led the team in shorthanded time-on-ice per game (2:38) and blocked shots (89)…Tied for second on the club in hits (89) and was third in overall ice time (20:27)…Played in his 900th NHL game on March 10 at Colorado.

2012-13 PLAYOFFS: Finished third among Sharks defensemen in points (3) and was second on the team in plus/minus (+3) and blocked shots (25)…Tallied a goal and an assist in Game 2 of the WCSF at Los Angeles, matching his career playoff high in points.

2011-12: Appeared in 81 games for Detroit…Posted the best plus/minus total of his career (+16)…Led all Detroit defensemen with 177 hits, tying him for 16th in the NHL…Finished 18th in the league in shorthanded time-on-ice (3:10)…Registered his 300th career point on March 4 vs. Chicago…Tied a career high with two goals on Nov. 20 at Anaheim…Played in his 800th NHL game on Oct. 21 vs. Columbus.

2011-12 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all five postseason games for the Red Wings…Led all NHL defensemen in shorthanded time-on-ice (4:30).

2010-11: Ranked first among Detroit defensemen in hits (131) and was second in blocked shots (114)…Missed 15 games due to injury (broken jaw) from Jan. 8 to Feb. 13…Picked up his 200th career assist on Oct. 8 vs. Anaheim.

2010-11 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 11 postseason games for the Red Wings, tallying two assists with a +6 plus/minus rating…Ranked second on the team with 22 blocked shots during the postseason.

2009-10: Appeared in all 82 games for Detroit…Led the Red Wings with 206 hits and 133 blocked shots…Played his 700th game on Jan. 29 vs. Nashville.

2009-10 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 12 postseason games for Detroit…Recorded a six-game point streak during the postseason from April 16-27 (Games 2-7 of WCQF vs. Phoenix).

Led the Red Wings in hits (157) and was second in blocked shots (98)…Missed 15 games due to injury (back, ribs, knee)…Played his 600th career game on Nov. 28 vs. Columbus.

2008-09 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 23 postseason contests for Detroit, who advanced to the Stanley Cup Final…Averaged 24:08 of ice time in the postseason, second on the team (Nicklas Lidstrom 25:38).

2007-08: Spent most of the season with Los Angeles before being traded to Detroit on Feb. 26…Appeared in 72 regular season games overall, 63 with the Kings and nine with the Red Wings…Suffered a broken finger on March 19 vs. Columbus and missed the remainder of regular season.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Helped Detroit win the 2008 Stanley Cup…Appeared in 21 of the 22 postseason games, tallying seven points (1g/6a) with a +15 plus/minus rating…Recorded five points (1g/4a) and was +9 in six games during the Stanley Cup Final…Had a five-game assist/point streak from May 19-31, which included points in each of the first four games of the Cup Final.

2006-07: Split the season between Boston and Calgary…Had 17 points (7g/10a) in 48 games with the Bruins before being traded to the Flames on Feb. 10…Picked up five points (0g/5a) in 27 games for Calgary…Recorded his 200th NHL point on Jan. 18 vs. Pittsburgh…Skated in his 500th NHL game on March 25 at Chicago.

2006-07 PLAYOFFS: Recorded one point (assist) in six postseason games with Calgary.

2005-06: Established career highs in all three offensive categories, tallying 12 goals, 31 assists and 43 points in 78 combined games between San Jose and Boston…Recorded 12 points (2g/10a) in 23 games with the Sharks and 31 points (10g/21a) in 55 games for the Bruins…Was traded to Boston on Nov. 30…Played in his 400th career game on Jan. 26 vs Washington.

2004-05: Did not play.

2003-04: Led all Sharks defensemen in scoring with 39 points (9g/30a) in 77 games…Set a team record for the fastest two goals by one player when he scored twice in a 17-second span on April 4 vs. Los Angeles…Notched his 100th career assist on March 3 vs. Montreal…Skated in his 300th career NHL game at Anaheim on Dec. 10.

2003-04 PLAYOFFS: Dressed in 17 postseason games  for the Sharks, tallying six points (1g/5a).

2002-03: Appeared in only 36 games due to injury…Missed the final 21 games of the season from Feb. 24 to April 6 due to a head injury…Played his first game of the year on Nov. 15 at Tampa Bay after recovering from offseason ankle surgery…Missed eight games from Jan. 6-22 due to an ankle injury.

2001-02: Appeared in all 82 games for San Jose…Finished tied for first among Sharks defensemen in goals (6) and was second in points (29)…Led the team in blocked shots (113) and hits (197)…Played in his 200th NHL game on Jan. 5 vs. Florida.

2001-02 PLAYOFFS: Recorded three assists in 12 playoff games for the Sharks.

2000-01: Finished second among Sharks defensemen in scoring with 23 points (5g/18a) in 77 games…Played in his 100th career game vs. NY Islanders on Nov. 18.

1999-00: Was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and finished runner-up for the Calder Trophy (Scott Gomez)…Led all Sharks defensemen and all rookie blueliners in scoring with 36 points (10g/26a)…His 10 goals set a club record for a rookie defenseman…Was the only rookie blueliner and the only Sharks defender to appear in all 82 games…Scored a goal in his NHL debut on Oct. 2 vs. Calgary…Recorded his first career assist on Oct. 4 vs. Chicago.

1999-00 PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 12 postseason games as a rookie…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 (WCQF) at St. Louis on April 12…Scored his first career postseason goal at St. Louis on April 21 (Game 5).

1998-99: Was named the Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year afer splitting the season between Regina and Calgary of the Western Hockey League…Named to the Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team and WHL East First All-Star Team…Had a combined 62 points (21g/41a) in 59 regular season games between the two teams…Traded to Calgary by Regina for Donald Choukalos and Ryan Geremia on Jan. 15…Went on to record 23 points (8g/15a) in 12 postseason games as Calgary won the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions…Added two points (0g/2a) in two games for the Hitmen at the Memorial Cup.

1997-98: Was named to the WHL East Second All-Star Team for the Regina Pats…Finished fourth among league blueliners with 65 points (20g/45a)…Added seven points (3g/4a) in nine postseason contests.

Had 43 points (7g/36a) in 57 games during his first full season with Regina.


Represented Canada at the 2001 IIHF World Championship and 2006 IIHF World Championship…Also played for his country at the 1999 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.


Brad and his family reside in San Jose during the summer…Purchases tickets to every Avalanche home game, donating those tickets to numerous charity organizations.