Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Stuart
Mark Stuart was born April 27, 1984 in Rochester, Minnesota. Boston's first pick, 21st overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Stuart is a graduate of Colorado College.

A steady defenceman throughout his three seasons in Colorado, Stuart captained his club and was named the WCHA's Defensive Player of the Year. His first professional season came in 2005-06 when Stuart split his time between Boston and the club's AHL affiliate in Providence. After recovering from a knee injury, Stuart was recalled to the Boston Bruins on three occasions throughout the 2006-07 season but spent the majority of his time in the AHL.

On the international stage, Stuart captained Team USA to its first ever Gold Medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships and also to their first ever Gold Medal at the 2002 World Under 18 Championships. He made his first appearance in the World Championships in 2008 representing Team USA.

Stuart would establish himself in Boston as a solid and rugged defenseman and would soon become a fan favorite. Though a broken sternum limited him to just 56 games in 2009-10.

The following year Stuart was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in the days leading up to the 2011 NHL trade deadline along with teammate Blake Wheeler in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik.

Prior to the 2011-12 season, Stuart along with the rest of the Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to form the Winnipeg Jets. Stuart would continue to provide the Jets with stability and physical play from the back end. During the 2014-15 season he would match a career-high with 12 assists.

Stuart was limited to just 42 games during the 2016-17 season and struggled to find his form. At season's end the Jets bought out the remaining year on his contract.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1999-00 Rochester Lourdes Eagles High-MN 28 19 22 41
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-17 12 1 5 6 6
2000-01 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 52 2 11 13 114
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program U-18 40 9 9 18
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program USHL 12 0 1 1 25
2001-02 USA Hockey National Team Dev Program NAHL 9 0 1 1 18
2001-02 United States WJ18-A 8 1 2 3 29 +6
2002-03 Colorado College WCHA 38 3 17 20 81
2002-03 United States WJC-A 7 0 1 1 2 -1
2003-04 Colorado College WCHA 37 4 11 15 100
2003-04 United States WJC-A 6 0 2 2 4 +5
2004-05 Colorado College WCHA 43 5 14 19 94
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 17 1 1 2 10 -1
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 60 4 3 7 76 +4 6 0 0 0 25
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 15 0 1 1 14 +7
2006-07 Providence Bruins AHL 49 4 16 20 62 +4 3 0 1 1 9
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 82 4 4 8 81 +2 7 0 1 1 8
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 0 0 0 4 +2
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 82 5 12 17 76 +20 11 0 1 1 7
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 56 2 5 7 80 +1 4 0 0 0 6
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 31 1 4 5 23 +8
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 23 1 0 1 24 -8
2010-11 United States WC-A 7 1 0 1 8 +1
2011-12 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 3 11 14 98 -4
2012-13 Florida Everblades ECHL 9 2 1 3 12 -2
2012-13 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 2 2 4 53 +5
2013-14 Winnipeg Jets NHL 69 2 11 13 101 +11
2014-15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 70 2 12 14 69 +5 4 1 1 2 2
2015-16 Winnipeg Jets NHL 64 1 2 3 66 -7
2016-17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 42 2 2 4 27 +4
NHL Totals 673 26 67 93 722 26 1 3 4 23


WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) WCHA Second All-Star Team (2005) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005) Traded to Atlanta by Boston with Blake Wheeler for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik, February 18, 2011. Transferred to Winnipeg after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), December 11, 2012.
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