Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Stewart Malgunas
Since entering the NHL in 1993-94, defenceman Stewart Malgunas has been a useful role player with four different organizations. He was a top offensive performer in junior and the minors but never received a great deal of ice time at the big league level.

Born in Prince George, B.C., Malgunas played Tier II junior in his hometown before moving on to the WHL. His most productive years were spent with the Seattle Thunderbirds where he 115 points over his last two amateur seasons. After he was chosen 66th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in 1990, Malgunas toiled for three years with the Adirondack Red Wings. He helped the squad win the Calder Cup in 1992 but could not break into the parent club's depth chart.

Prior to the 1993-94 season, Malgunas was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers where he was solid in 67 games as a rookie. By the next season, the Flyers were a playoff contender and boasted promising young defenceman like Dimitri Yushkevich and Chris Terrien. Malgunas spent most of that season with the AHL's Hershey Bears before signing as a free agent with the Winnipeg Jets in August 1995. Before the end of the season, he was traded to the Washington Capitals where he was a farmhand for three seasons. Apart from a four game stint with the Calgary Flames in 1999-2000, Malgunas saw his game action in the IHL and AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Prince George Bantam Kings Minor-BC 49 10 25 35 85
1986-87 Prince George Midget Kings Minor-BC 50 11 31 42 102
1987-88 Prince George Spruce Kings PCJHL 48 12 34 46 99
1987-88 New Westminster Bruins WHL 6 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 72 11 41 52 51
1989-90 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 63 15 48 63 116 13 2 9 11 32
1989-90 Canada WJC-A 7 0 1 1 0
1990-91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 78 5 19 24 70 2 0 0 0 4
1991-92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 69 4 28 32 82 18 2 6 8 28
1992-93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 45 3 12 15 39 11 3 3 6 8
1993-94 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 1 3 4 86 +2
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 0 0 4 -1
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 32 3 5 8 28 6 2 1 3 31
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 29 0 1 1 32 -10
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1995-96 Portland Pirates AHL 16 2 5 7 18 13 1 3 4 19
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 0 0 2 +2
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 68 6 12 18 59 5 0 0 0 8
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 8 0 0 0 12 +1
1997-98 Portland Pirates AHL 69 14 25 39 73 -7 9 1 1 2 19
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 10 0 0 0 6 -5
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 33 2 10 12 49 -7
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 0 2 2 10 +4 11 0 1 1 21
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 34 4 9 13 55 +13
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 4 0 1 1 2 +1
2000-01 Hershey Bears AHL 25 0 2 2 39 0 11 0 1 1 14
2001-02 Frankfurt Lions Germany 50 4 11 15 108
2002-03 Frankfurt Lions Germany 51 2 13 15 113 2 0 1 1 2
NHL Totals 129 1 5 6 144


WHL West First All-Star Team (1990) Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit for Philadelphia's 5th round choice (David Arsenault) in 1995 Entry Draft, September 9, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, August 9, 1995. Traded to Washington by Winnipeg for Denis Chasse, February 15, 1996. Traded to Nashville by Washington for future considerations, February 2, 2000. Claimed on waivers by Calgary from Nashville, February 3, 2000.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to concussion vs. Los Angeles, February 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Frankfurt Lions (Germany), March 24, 2001.