I must pause for superstition. Boasting a number with an unlucky reputation would freak me right off the ice. However, I cannot deny players like Ray Whitney and Pavel Datsyuk that overcome the jinx number. Final verdict…Stewart has gumption. I like it.
Back to the winger. Mr. Stewart was drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by Florida in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’3” 230 lbs righty was born on January 5, 1985 in La Salle, QC. At the NHL level he competed with the Panthers, and most recently, with the Team Formally Known as the Atlanta Thrashers. He played for the Americans and Wolves in the AHL.
During 80 games in the 2010-11 season Anthony brought home 14 goals and 25 helpers, a career high. Stewart’s first goal as a Thrasher happened to be a hat trick in a win against Anaheim on October 15th.
Caniacs are excited to see what the big guy can as a Hurricane. Check out this previous article for an inside look at Stewart.
Enjoy some video from #13’s hat trick on October 15th…