Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Stuart
Born in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Brad Stuart excelled in the WHL with the Regina Pats and Calgary Hitmen. In 1999 he was named to the CHL First All-Star team and named the country's top junior defenceman. Stuart was chosen third overall by the San Jose Sharks in 1998 and scored ten goals as an NHL rookie.

A member of Canada's 1999 silver medal World Junior Team, Stuart saw his offensive numbers drop in 2000-01, however his defensive game improved. Even with his point totals dipping, Stuart's strong play defensively earned him an invite to play for Team Canada at the 2001 World Championships.

Having only missed a total of five games in his first three seasons, Stuart's 2002-03 season would be plagued by injuries, limiting him to a mere 36 games. In 2003-04, Stuart established a career high in points with 39 (9-30-39), while helping the Sharks reach the Western Conference Final, only to come up short against a determined Calgary Flames squad.

Following a lockout year in 2004-05, Stuart returned to San Jose in the fall of 2005, yet was shipped to the Boston Bruins in the early stages of the season along with Wayne Primeau and Marco Sturm for Joe Thornton.

In his first half-season as a member of the Boston Bruins, Stuart would set a career high in points with 43 (12-31-43). Despite his offensive production with the B's, Stuart was traded with Wayne Primeau to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew.

Stuart's stint in Calgary lasted only 27 games as the free agent defenseman signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 2007. He went on to compete in 63 games with the Kings, but struggled to produce offensively. At the NHL trading deadline, the Detroit Red Wings were looking to bolster their depleted blueline and add a key player to their power-play and penalty-killing units. As a result Stuart was dealt from the Kings to the Red Wings for a pair of draft picks. After completing the regular season with his new club, he suited up for 21 games of the Detroit's drive to the Stanley Cup in 2008.

On June 10, 2012, Stuart's rights was traded to the San Jose Sharks for Andrew Murray and a seventh round draft pick. He was then signed to a three year contract eight days later.

During the offseason of 2014, the Sharks traded Stuart to the Colorado Avalanche for a second and sixth round draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Red Deer Optimist Chiefs AMHL 35 12 25 37 83
1995-96 Regina Pats WHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Regina Pats WHL 57 7 36 43 58 +12 5 0 4 4 14
1997-98 Regina Pats WHL 72 20 45 65 82 +49 9 3 4 7 10
1998-99 Regina Pats WHL 29 10 19 29 43 -7
1998-99 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 2
1998-99 Calgary Hitmen WHL 30 11 22 33 26 +22 21 8 15 23 59
1998-99 Calgary Hitmen M-Cup 2 0 2 2 8
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 10 26 36 32 +3 12 1 0 1 6
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 5 18 23 56 +10 5 1 0 1 0
2000-01 Canada WC-A 7 1 1 2 6 +3
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 23 29 39 +13 12 0 3 3 8
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 4 10 14 46 -6
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 9 30 39 34 +9 17 1 5 6 13
2004-05
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 23 2 10 12 14 -2
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 55 10 21 31 38 -6
2005-06 Canada WC-A 9 0 3 3 14 -3
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 48 7 10 17 26 -22
2006-07 Calgary Flames NHL 27 0 5 5 18 +12 6 0 1 1 6
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 63 5 16 21 67 -16
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 9 1 1 2 2 +6 21 1 6 7 14
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 2 13 15 26 -3 23 3 6 9 12
2009-10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 4 16 20 22 -12 12 2 4 6 8
2010-11 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 3 17 20 40 +4 11 0 2 2 8
2011-12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 6 15 21 29 +16 5 0 1 1 0
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 0 6 6 25 +4 11 1 2 3 2
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 61 3 8 11 35 +4 7 0 0 0 0
2014-15 Colorado Avalanche NHL 65 3 10 13 16 -4
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 0 0 0 -2
NHL Totals 1056 80 255 335 565 142 10 30 40 77


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 pick (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 NHL 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 pick (later traded to Colorado - Colorado selected Peter Delmas) in 2008 NHL Draft and Detroit's 4th round pick (later traded to Atlanta - Atlanta selected Ben Chiarot) in 2009 NHL Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to San Jose by Detroit for Andrew Murray and San Jose's 7th round pick (Alexander Kadeykin) in 2014 NHL Draft, June 10, 2012. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Colorado's 2nd round pick (Cameron Morrison) in 2016 NHL Draft and Colorado's 6th round pick (Denis Smirnov) in 2017 NHL Draft, July 1, 2014. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to recurring back injury and resulting surgery, February 1, 2016.
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