Wild Agrees To Terms With Free-Agent Forward Chris Stewart
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The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with free-agent forward Chris Stewart on a two-year, $2.3 million contract.
Stewart, 28 (10/30/87), tallied 20 points (8-12=20) and ranked fourth on the team with 73 penalty minutes (PIM) in 56 regular season games with the Anaheim Ducks last season, adding three points (1-2=3) in seven playoff contests. He missed 19 games (Feb. 13-March 22) due to a fractured jaw. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound native of Toronto, Ont., owns 284 points (137-147=284) and 608 PIM in 519 career NHL games in eight seasons with Colorado, St. Louis, Buffalo, Minnesota and Anaheim (2008-16). Stewart has recorded 11 points (6-5=11) in 34 Stanley Cup playoff games.
He notched 11 points (3-8=11) in 20 regular season games and two assists in eight playoff contests with the Wild in 2014-15, after being acquired from Buffalo on March 2, 2015, in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Stewart played for Team Canada at the 2011 World Championship and was originally selected by Colorado in the first round (18th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.