Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bill Stewart
After four seasons as a junior player with four different teams, Bill Stewart was selected by the Sabres in the 1977 Amateur Draft and made his NHL debut in the 1977-78 season. He spent the majority of the season with the team's AHL affiliate in Hershey, but saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Stewart played the next season in Buffalo, only to be sent back to the minors for the next season. He started the year after in the minors until he was traded to the Blues, where he played the rest of the year, with the exception of two games with their CHL team in Salt Lake City. After two more seasons with the Blues organization, the majority of it in the minors, Stewart signed with the Leafs as a free agent in 1983.

After only two seasons in Toronto, Stewart was on the move once again, in 1985, when he signed as a free agent with the Minnesota North Stars. His stay in Minnesota lasted only eight games, while spending the majority of the 1985-86 season with the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield. This was Stewart's last NHL season. He went on to play in Italy for nine seasons before retiring from the game in 1995.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1973-74 Dixie Beehives ON-Jr.A 41 9 24 33 38
1974-75 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 55 6 15 21 70
1975-76 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 4 1 3 4 4
1975-76 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 48 9 31 40 57 4 0 3 3 8
1976-77 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 59 18 37 55 202
1977-78 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 2 0 2 15 +1 8 0 2 2 0
1977-78 Hershey Bears AHL 54 6 18 24 92
1978-79 Buffalo Sabres NHL 68 1 17 18 101 +5 1 0 1 1 0
1979-80 Rochester Americans AHL 63 12 28 40 189 4 1 2 3 42
1980-81 Rochester Americans AHL 6 1 6 7 12
1980-81 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 2 21 23 114 +19 4 1 0 1 11
1980-81 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 2 0 0 0 2
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 22 0 5 5 25 -5
1981-82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 40 2 12 14 93 10 0 6 6 12
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 8 -1
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 62 10 42 52 143 5 1 4 5 8
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 2 17 19 116 -1
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 27 0 2 2 32 -3
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 12 2 5 7 11
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 0 2 2 13 +2
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 59 7 19 26 135
1986-87 SG Brunico Italy 40 20 21 41 91
1987-88 SG Brunico Italy 34 8 35 43 62
1988-89 HC Milano Saima Italy 18 4 11 15 24
1989-90 HC Milano Alaska Italy-2
1990-91 HC Milano Saima Italy 34 11 33 44 52 10 0 9 9 10
1991-92 HC Milano Saima Alpenliga 20 2 6 8 64
1991-92 HC Milano Saima Italy 17 3 16 19 8 12 0 6 6 20
1991-92 Italy Olympics 7 0 3 3 12
1991-92 Italy WC-A 5 0 0 0 6
1992-93 HC Milano Saima Alpenliga 32 0 9 9 0
1992-93 HC Lion Milano Italy 12 2 4 6 26 11 1 4 5 28
1992-93 Italy WC-A 6 0 0 0 4
1993-94 HC Gardena Alpenliga 27 5 12 17 21
1993-94 HC Gardena Italy 17 3 7 10 17 2 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Italy Olympics 6 0 0 0 0
1994-95 HC Courmaosta EuroHL 17 4 7 11 18
1994-95 HC Courmaosta Italy 31 1 13 14 68 5 1 2 3 2
1995-1996 Muskegon Fury ColHL
1996-1997 Oshawa Generals OHL
1997-1998 Saint John Flames AHL
1998-1999 New York Islanders NHLMGNT
1998-1999 New York Islanders NHLMGNT
1999-2000 Barrie Colts OHL
NHL Totals 261 7 64 71 424 13 1 3 4 11


Claimed by Buffalo as a fill-in during Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo for Bob Hess and St. Louis' 4th round choice (Anders Wikberg) in 1981 Entry Draft, October 30, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, September 10, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, September 15, 1985.