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Brad Stuart

Brad Stuart  #17

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: November 6, 1979  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
- Ranks fifth among active defensemen in games played (1,050). - Led the Avalanche in short-handed ice time (2:33 per game) and finished second on the club in hits (177) last season. - Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game last year on Dec. 18 at Pittsburgh.
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 choice (previously acquired, Calgary selected T.J. Brodie) in 2008 Entry 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 choice (later traded to Colorado Colorado selected Peter Delmas) in 2008 Entry Draft and Detroit's 4th round choice (later traded to Atlanta Atlanta selected Ben Chiarot) in 2009 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Traded to San Jose by Detroit for Andrew Murray and San Jose's 7th round choice (Alexander Kadeykin) in 2014 Entry Draft, June 10, 2012. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for a 2nd round choice in 2016 Entry Draft and a 6th round choice in 2017 Entry Draft, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.

— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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