Where Are They Now: Greg Stewart

Photo: bbc.co.uk

Photo: bbc.co.uk

Greg Stewart was born on May 21st, 1986. Depending where you collect your information from, his hometown is recorded as either Waterloo or Kitchener, Ontario. He is listed at 6’2″ and 196 pounds. The Montreal Canadiens drafted Stewart in the 8th round, 246th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Here is a list of where Stewart has played over the years:

  • 03-06 Peterborough Petes, OHL
  • 06-07 Cincinatti Cyclones, ECHL
  • 07-10 Hamilton Bulldogs/MontrĂ©al Canadiens, AHL/NHL
  • 09-10 Chicago Wolves, AHL
  • 10-11 Oklahoma City Barons, AHL
  • 11-12 South Carolina Stingrays, ECHL
  • 12-13 Belfast Giants, EIHL

Greg’s time in the NHL was not a lengthy one but he is just 26 years old. Stewart only suited up for 26 regular season games over the course of three seasons with the Canadiens where he tallied one assist. He also played one preseason game for the Edmonton Oilers in September of 2010 where he scored the game-winning goal. That was the last of his NHL action.

Stewart is currently playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League in Northern Ireland for the Belfast Giants. The left winger has 14 goals and 19 assists for a total of 33 points in 41 games. He has also accumulated 88 penalty minutes. Unfortunately for Stewart and the Giants, Greg was suspended for a total of 9 games but that has been reduced to just 6 after an appeal. Stewart was originally given 3 for kneeing, another 3 for checking to the head and then 3 more after the committee reviewed the incidents from the game against the Cardiff Devils on the first Sunday of February.

It’s hard to say whether or not Stewart will be given a chance by a NHL club or even an AHL team down the road but at just the age of 26, there is plenty of time left in his career to get that opportunity. However, I’m sure the Belfast Giants would gladly keep him around if he wanted to stay.

 

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