Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Stewart
Ron Stewart played his first two seasons of junior hockey with the Toronto Marlboros, until being traded to three different teams in his last year of OHA play. The Marlies sent Stewart to Windsor where he played only two games, then moved on to Barrie. He was picked up by Guelph for the playoffs, and what a playoff it would be! Stewart was exceptional in the post-season as the Biltmores took the Memorial Cup in 1952.

The next season saw Stewart make his NHL debut with the Leafs where he would play for thirteen straight seasons. Stewart joined the team while they were in the process of rebuilding but would see better days down the road. The Leafs and Stewart would be a part of three straight Stanley Cup championships from 1961-62 to 1963-64. During his time in Toronto, Stewart played in four All-Star Games, '55, '62, '63 and '64.

Stewart finally left the Leafs when he was traded to the Bruins in 1965, where he spent two seasons. From Boston, he was claimed by the Blues in the Expansion Draft of 1967 but was traded to the Rangers during the season. After three years in New York, Stewart was dealt to Vancouver, only to be sent back to the Rangers for their run for the Cup in 1972. New York took on Boston in the Cup finals but was downed by the combination of Orr and Esposito.

After being dealt one last time, to the Islanders in the 1972-73 season, he retired from the game as a player. Stewart stepped behind the bench to coach minor league teams and made it back to the NHL for the 1975-76 season as the coach of the Rangers and then with the L.A. Kings for 1977-78. Back in his hometown of Calgary, Stewart became the manager of a couple of local junior teams and several business endeavours.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1949-50 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 30 2 5 7 41 5 0 1 1 8
1950-51 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 53 22 23 45 49 13 6 8 14 31
1951-52 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 21 9 10 19 57
1951-52 Barrie Flyers OHA-Jr. 29 13 18 31 43
1951-52 Guelph Biltmores OHA-Jr. 11 7 7 14 4
1951-52 Guelph Biltmores M-Cup 12 10 7 17 10
1952-53 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 13 22 35 29
1953-54 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 14 11 25 72 5 0 1 1 10
1954-55 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 53 14 5 19 20 4 0 0 0 2
1955-56 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 69 13 14 27 35 5 1 1 2 2
1956-57 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 15 20 35 28
1957-58 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 15 24 39 51
1958-59 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 70 21 13 34 23 12 3 3 6 6
1959-60 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 67 14 20 34 28 10 0 2 2 2
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 51 13 12 25 8 5 1 0 1 2
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 8 9 17 14 11 1 6 7 4
1962-63 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 16 16 32 26 10 4 0 4 2
1963-64 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 14 5 19 46 14 0 4 4 24
1964-65 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 65 16 11 27 33 6 0 1 1 2
1965-66 Boston Bruins NHL 70 20 16 36 17
1966-67 Boston Bruins NHL 56 14 10 24 31
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 7 5 12 11 -7
1967-68 New York Rangers NHL 55 7 7 14 19 -4 6 1 1 2 2
1968-69 New York Rangers NHL 75 18 11 29 20 -11 4 0 1 1 0
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 76 14 10 24 14 +7 6 0 0 0 2
1970-71 New York Rangers NHL 76 5 6 11 19 +9 13 1 0 1 0
1971-72 Providence Reds AHL 18 6 5 11 2
1971-72 Vancouver Canucks NHL 42 3 1 4 10 -3
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 13 0 2 2 2 -6 8 2 1 3 0
1972-73 New York Rangers NHL 11 0 1 1 0 0
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 22 2 2 4 4 -17
NHL Totals 1353 276 253 529 560 119 14 21 35 60


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1955, 1962, 1963, 1964) Traded to Boston by Toronto for Orland Kurtenbach, Andy Hebenton and Pat Stapleton, June 8, 1965. Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by St. Louis with Ron Attwell for Red Berenson and Barclay Plager, November 29, 1967. Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers with Dave Balon and Wayne Connelly for Gary Doak and Jim Wiste, November 16, 1971. Traded to NY Rangers (Providence-AHL) by Vancouver (Rochester-AHL) for cash and the loan of Mike McMahon for the remainder of the 1971-72 season, March 5, 1972. Traded to NY Islanders by NY Rangers for cash, November 14, 1972.