Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Paul Stewart
Paul Stewart was a hard-nosed left-winger/defenceman who played 21 games for the Quebec Nordiques in 1979-80. Most of his career was spent in the minors and the WHA but he later became well known as an NHL referee.

The native of Boston, Massachusetts made his pro debut with the Binghamton Dusters of the NAHL in 1975-76. He bounced around the minors and suited up for the WHA's Edmonton Oilers and Cincinnati Stingers. Following the demise of the WHA he was picked up by the Nords in the Dispersal Draft. After several years in the minors he retired in 1983.

By the 1990s Stewart became well known to fans around the NHL for his colourful demeanor as a referee. Along the way he successfully battled cancer and made a triumphant return to the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 46 3 4 7 273
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 2 0 0 0 2
1976-77 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 1 0 0 0 6
1976-77 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 60 4 13 17 232 10 1 1 32 35
1977-78 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 40 1 5 6 241
1977-78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 21 5 2 7 69
1978-79 Cape Cod Freedoms NEHL 18 2 3 5 33
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 7 1 2 3 40
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 16 2 0 2 92
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 23 2 1 3 45 3 0 0 0 0
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 21 2 0 2 74 -1
1979-80 Cincinnati Stingers CHL 20 1 2 3 79
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 10 0 0 0 56
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 15 2 1 3 59
1981-82 Cape Cod Buccaneers ACHL 5 0 2 2 20
1982-83 Mohawk Valley Stars ACHL 2 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 21 2 0 2 74


Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA), October, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), December, 1977. Claimed by Quebec from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 9, 1979.
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