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Brad Stuart  #17

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: November 6, 1979  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
PLAYOFFS: Team-high 3 blocked shots (tied) in Game 5…Had a team-high +2 rating in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17… Won the Stanley Cup in 2008 as a member of the Detroit Red Wings…3rd on the Sharks all-time franchise list for playoff games played by a defenseman (59)…Has made an appearance in the postseason 12 times.
 
2013-14 GAME NOTES: Ranked 4th on the team in hits (122) and 3rd on the team in blocked shots (114)…Had an assist on April 1 vs. Edmonton… Returned to the lineup on March 24 after missing 13 games due to injury…Fighting major (McGinn) on Dec. 23 vs. Colorado…Scored the game-winning goal on Dec. 3 at Toronto…Blocked seven shots on Nov. 29 vs. St. Louis…Tallied the game-winner and tied a career high with a plus-4 rating on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay…Scored the overtime game-winning goal, his first goal of the season, on Nov. 12 at Calgary…Tallied an assist and seven hits on Nov. 5 vs. Buffalo
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

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp