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Brad Stuart
Brad Stuart
Defenseman
Number: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 6, 1979  (Age 34)
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 3, 2007. DRAFTED: SJ - 1st round, 3rd overall, 1998 NHL Entry Draft. LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Calgary, WHL?Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year in 1999?Canadian Major Junior First Team All-Star in 1999?WHL East First Team All-Star in 1999?Helped lead the Calgary Hitmen to a WHL championship and a second place finish in the Memorial Cup tournament in 1999?WHL East Second Team All-Star in 1998.
Drafted: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)

2006-07:  Played in 75 regular season games with Calgary and Boston, and recorded 22 points (7-15=22) and 44 penalty minutes…Had 17 points (7-10=17) and 26 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games with Boston…Played in his 500th career NHL game vs. Chicago on March 25, 2007…Recorded his 200th career NHL point with Boston, collecting a goal vs. Pittsburgh on January 18, 2007…Recorded five points (0-5=5), 18 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating in 27 regular season games with Calgary…Collected one point (0-1=1) and six penalty minutes in six postseason games with Calgary.

2005-06:  Established career season highs in all offensive categories with 12-31=43 combined totals with San Jose and Boston…Led all Sharks defensemen in scoring with 12 points (2-10=12) in 23 regular season games at the time of his trade to Boston (November 30, 2005)…Added 31 points (10-21=31) in 55 regular season games with the Bruins…Had seven multiple-point games, including a career high three assists at Florida on December 28, 2005…Played in his 400th career NHL game vs. Washington on January 26.

2004-05:  Did not play during the lockout. 

2003-04:  Led all Sharks defensemen in scoring (39 points) and was second overall on the team in assists (30)…Set a team record for fastest two goals by one player when he scored twice in a 17-second span vs. Los Angeles on April 4, 2004…Had eight multiple-point games and tied his career season high with a three point effort (1-2=3) vs. Montreal on March 3, 2004 which included his 100th career NHL assist…Played in his 300th career NHL game at Anaheim on December 10, 2003…Set new career postseason highs for games played (17), assists (5), points (6) and penalty minutes (13). 

2002-03:  Had four multiple-point games, all two-point efforts…Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist at Dallas on February 16, 2003.

2001-02:  Led team defensemen in goals (6) and was second among blueliners in points (29)…Had three multiple-point games, all two-point efforts…Played in his 200th career NHL game vs. Florida on January 5, 2002.

2000-01:  Finished second among team defensemen in scoring with 23 points (5-18=23)…Factored in on three overtime goals (1-2=3)…Played in his 100th career NHL game vs. the New York Islanders on November 18, 2001.

1999-2000:  Finished second in Calder Trophy balloting for the NHL’s Rookie of the Year and was named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team…Led all team defensemen in scoring with 36 points (10-26=36)…Led all league rookie blueliners in scoring and was seventh overall in the league’s rookie scoring race…Set a club record for goals by a rookie defenseman with 10…Recorded his first career NHL assist vs. Chicago on October 4, 1999…Made his NHL debut  and scored his first career NHL goal vs. Calgary on October 2, 1999…Played in his first career NHL postseason game at St. Louis on April 12, 2000…Scored his first career postseason goal at St. Louis on April 21, 2000.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB:  Calgary, WHL…Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year in 1999…Canadian Major Junior First Team All-Star in 1999…WHL East First Team All-Star in 1999…Helped lead the Calgary Hitmen to a WHL championship and a second place finish in the Memorial Cup tournament in 1999…WHL East Second Team All-Star in 1998. 

TRANSACTIONS:  Selected by San Jose in the first-round (3rd overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft…Traded to Boston by San Jose with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton on November 30, 2005…Traded to Calgary by Boston with Wayne Primeau for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew on February 10, 2007.

INTERNATIONAL PLAY:  Represented his native Canada at the World Championships in 2006 (6 GP, 0-3=3) and 2001 (7 GP, 1-1=2), and also at the World Junior Championships in 1999 (7 GP, 0-1=1) where he won a silver medal.

PERSONAL :He and his wife Melissa have two children, Jake and Cierra…nickname is Stuey…has a Bullmastiff named Bailey…favorite movie is The Departed…favorite action hero is The Flash…favorite band is Pearl Jam…favorite video game is Tiger Woods golf…favorite book is Into the Wild…favorite sport to play other than hockey is basketball…favorite sports to watch other than hockey are baseball and golf…favorite website is CNN.com…favorite vacation spot is Maui…favorite TV shows are the Colbert Report and Family Guy…favorite food is Sushi…favorite brand of car is Audi…favorite holiday is Christmas…favorite magazine is Motortrend…childhood idol was Al McInnis…typical pre-game meal is pasta with chicken…favorite cereal is Raisin Bran…biggest pet peeve is when something is awkward…first job was as a paper boy.