Ryan Stewart is in his 14th season with the Blackhawks and his second as Vice President, Pro Scouting. Stewart joined the organization prior to the 2006-07 season as a Video Coach and served as Assistant Coach in 2007-08. He then joined the scouting staff as an Amateur Scout from 2008-10, a Pro Scout from 2010-12 and Director of Pro Scouting from 2012-2018.
Stewart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., where he played four years of varsity hockey for the Golden Griffins, including two years as team captain. He joined the Central Hockey League's Tulsa Oilers in 1998 and signed with the ECHL's Greenville Grrrowl later that year. Stewart won the Kelly Cup with Greenville in 2001-02, the same season he received the ECHL Man of the Year Award. Over the course of a seven-year professional career, Stewart also made stops with the ECHL's Florida Everblades, the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins and the British Super league's Manchester Storm.
Stewart was named captain of Greenville for the 2003-04 season. After finishing his playing career in the 2004-05 campaign, he served as Greenville's Assistant Coach/Assistant General Manager before being named to the General Manager position in 2005, when the team was affiliated with Chicago. In February 2016, Stewart was inducted into the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame.
Stewart and his wife, Lindsay, reside in Simpsonville, S.C., with their three children: Owen, Langley and Kylie Jo.