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Chris Stewart
Chris Stewart
Right Wing
Number: 25
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 231
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 30, 1987  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Drafted: COL / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (18th overall)
2009-10 SEASON
Led Colorado with 28 goals and finished second on the team in scoring with 64 points in 77 games…25 of his 28 goals came at even strength…Paced the Avs in game-winning goals (5) and shots (221)…Was +4 for the season and added 100 hits and 73 penalty minutes (including seven fighting majors)…Opened the season with the Avalanche, tallying one assist in four games before being sent to Lake Erie (AHL) on Oct. 20…Was recalled from Lake Erie on Oct. 22 and had two points in each of his first two games after the recall…Scored the fastest goal to begin a game by an Avalanche player during the 2009-10 season on Dec. 19 vs. Columbus (0:21)…Skated in his 100th NHL game on Jan. 28 vs. Minnesota…Led Colorado with nine goals in both December and March…NHL’s First Star of the Week for March 1-7…Led all scorers with nine points (5g/4a) in four games during the week…Tallied his first career hat trick and had a personal-high four points on March 6 vs. St. Louis…Completed the hat trick with his first career penalty shot attempt/goal…First hat trick by an Avalanche player since Milan Hejduk on Dec. 9, 2007 vs. St. Louis, snapping a drought of 199 games…Compiled an eight-game point streak (7g/6a) from March 6-22, longest of his NHL career…Went 3-for-7 in shootouts with three game-deciding goals…Had two “Gordie Howe” hat tricks during the year, Dec. 2 at Florida and Feb. 8 vs. St. Louis. PLAYOFFS: Led the Avalanche with three goals (3g/0a) in six postseason games…Also ranked first on the club with 20 shots…Scored the gamewinning goal with 50 seconds left in regulation in his Stanley Cup Playoff debut, April 14 at San Jose (Game 1, WCQF)…Scored two goals in Game 2 at San Jose on April 16.

2008-09: Was recalled from Lake Erie (AHL) on Dec. 5 and played in 53 games for the Avalanche in his first NHL season…Was Colorado’s top rookie scorer with 11 goals and 19 points…Became only the third rookie in Avalanche history to record at least 10 goals and 50 penalty minutes, joining Chris Drury (1998-99) and Marek Svatos (2005-06)…Tied for third on the club with eight fighting majors…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 5 at Dallas…Recorded his first NHL goal and assist on Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles…Stewart’s goal came on a short-handed breakaway in the second period…Notched his first career “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” on Jan. 21 vs. Los Angeles…Did not dress on March 12 vs. Minnesota after playing 42 consecutive games following his Dec. 5 recall…Left in the second period on March 19 vs. Edmonton (head)…Missed three games, March 22-27…Finished with 11 points (5g/6a) in 19 games with the Lake Erie Monsters. 2007-08: Scored a team-high 25 goals in his first professional season with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)…Led the Monsters in game-winning goals (4) and finished third in points (44)…Was also among the team leaders in games played (2nd, 77), power-play goals (3rd, 9), shots (3rd, 135), penalty minutes (5th, 93) and assists (6th, 19)…Netted the first hat trick in Lake Erie history on Nov. 17 vs. Toronto…Recalled by the Avalanche on April 17 but did not dress in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 2006-07: Served as team captain in his third and final season with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League…Finished second on the club in scoring with 82 points in 61 games…Was also second on the Frontenacs in goals (36) and assists (46) and ranked third in penalty minutes (108)…Shared the team lead with 14 power-play goals…Was selected to the 2007 OHL All-Star Game, where he scored a goal in the Eastern Conference’s 13-9 victory over the West on Jan. 31 in Saginaw…Collected six points (4g/2a) in five playoff games for Kingston…Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Avalanche on April 3 and reported to Albany of the American Hockey League…Made his pro debut for the River Rats on April 4 at Springfield and played in five games overall…Scored his first professional goal on April 14 against Norfolk…Also appeared in one playoff game for Albany…Totaled 199 points (91g/108a) in 187 career games with Kingston. 2005-06: Scored 37 goals with 50 assists and 118 penalty minutes in 62 games with Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League…Finished second on the team and 13th in the OHL with 87 points…Was also second on the Frontenacs in goals and assists, both of which ranked among the league’s top 25…Participated in the 2006 OHL All-Star Game on Feb. 1 in Belleville, scoring two goals in the Eastern Conference’s 9-3 victory…Voted to play in the 2006 CHL Top Prospects Game in Ottawa…Potted two goals in six playoff games for the Frontenacs…Ranked as the No. 8 prospect in North America by NHL Central Scouting entering the 2006 Entry Draft. 2004-05: In his first season at the major junior level, Chris scored 18 goals in 64 games for the Kingston Frontenacs.

Nickname is “Stewie”…Chris’ brother, Anthony, was a first-round draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2003, and spent parts of four seasons with the Panthers before joining the Atlanta Thrashers organization in 2009-10…Chris and Anthony were teammates at Kingston in 2004-05…Sat out the 2003-04 hockey season to play football for West Hill High School in Scarborough, Ontario, where he helped his team to the league championship game…Scored 10 touchdowns as West Hill’s starting tight end.

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