16. Jack Stewart

Jack Stewart was a bruising Defenseman who was a tough man in a challenging sport.

Signed in 1937, Stewart was not afraid of hitting anyone and defending his end of the ice.  Stewart didn't score much, nor was that expected of him, as his role was to do whatever it took to keep attackers from getting to the Goalie.  In 1943, Stewart helped the Red Wings the Stanley Cup, and he was named a First Team All-Star.  Due to World War II, Stewart missed two years due to serving his country, but the Canadian returned without missing a step.

Stewart was a back-to-back Second Team All-Star in his first two years back, which he followed up with two straight First Team All-Star nods.  Stewart notably would also finish in the top ten in Defensive Point Shares seven times.  The Defenseman won another Stanley Cup with Detroit in 1950, and that would be his last year as a Red Wing, as he was part of a nine-player deal to Chicago.

Stewart entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Defence
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 10/27/37.
  • Departed: Traded to the Chicago Blackhawks with Harry Lumley, Al Dewsbury, Pete Babando, and Don Morrison for Metro Prystal, Bob Goldham, Gaye Stewart, and Jim Henry 7/13/50.
  • Games Played: 502
  • Notable Statistics:

    30 Goals
    78 Assists 
    108 Points 
    704 PIM 
    0.22 PPG 
    N/A Plus/Minus 
    40.2 Point Shares 
    19 Points in 80 Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1943 & 1950)
    First Team All-Star (1943, 1948 & 1949)
    Second Team All-Star (1946 & 1947)
    All-Star Game (1947, 1949, 1949 & 1950)
    Most Penalties in Minutes (1945-46)

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