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Brad Stuart
Brad Stuart
Defenceman
Number: 6
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: 6 Nov 1979  (Age 35)
Birthplace: Rocky Mountain House, AB, Canada
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Acquired: From Boston along with Wayne Primeau in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew, February 10th, 2007
Drafted: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)
CAREER: Has a 0/1 record in NHL shootouts...2005-06: Established career season-highs in all offensive categories with 12-31=43 combined totals with San Jose and Boston...Led Sharks defensemen in scoring with 2-10=12 totals in 23 games at the time of his Nov. 30 trade to Boston...Added 10-21=31 totals in 55 Boston games...Had seven multiple-point games, including a career-high three assists Dec. 28 in Florida...Had four three-game point streaks...Played his 400th NHL game Jan. 26 vs. Washington...Missed one game with the flu...2004-05: Did not play during the NHL lockout...2003-04: Led Sharks defensemen in scoring and was second overall on the team in assists...Had eight multiple-point games, including tying his career season-high with a 1-2=3 effort Mar. 3 vs. Montreal which included his 100th NHL assist...Set a team record for fastest two goals by one player when he tallied twice ina 17-second span Apr. 4 vs. Los Angeles...Had a three-game assist/point streak from Mar. 16-19 (1-3=4 totals) and had points in consecutive games on seven other occasions...Played his 300th NHL game Dec. 10 at Anaheim...Missed five games with a shoulder injury...2002-03: Had four multiple-point games, all two-point efforts...Recorded his 100th NHL point with an assist Feb. 16 at Dallas...Injuries, including 21 with a concussion and eight with an ankle injury, limited him to a career-low 36 games...2001-02: Led team defensemen in goals and was second among blueliners in points...Had three multiple-point games, all two-point efforts...Had a three-game point streak from Dec. 6-11 (1-2=3 totals)...Played his 200th NHL game Jan. 5 vs. Florida...2000-01: Second among team defensemen in scoring...Had a three-game point streak from Jan. 27-Feb. 1 (2-2=4 totals)...Factored in three overtime goals (1-2=3 totals)...Played his 100th NHL game Nov. 18 vs. NY Islanders...Missed two games with a league-imposed suspension, snapping his consecutive-games played streak at 149...1999-2000: Finished second in Calder Trophy balloting as the league's rookie of the year and was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team...Led team defensemen in scoring...Led all league rookie blueliners in scoring as well and was seventh overall in the league's rookie scoring race...Set a club record for goals by a rookie defenseman with ten...Had two four-game point streaks, from Oct. 2-9 (1-4=5 totals) and Nov. 27-Dec. 2 (1-3=4 totals)...Played his first NHL game Oct. 2 vs. Calgary and recorded his first NHL point with a goal in that contest...Recorded his first NHL assist Oct. 4 vs. Chicago...Played his first NHL playoff game Apr. 12 at St. Louis and scored his first playoff goal Apr. 21 in St. Louis...Juniors: Played three seasons of junior hockey with Regina and Calgary of the Western Hockey League with 53-122=175 totals and 241 PIM in 188 career junior games...Was named the CHL's top defenseman, a First Team CHL All-Star and a WHL First Team All-Star while winning a WHL championship with Calgary in 1998-99...Also earned a WHL Second Team All-Star berth in 1997-98...Recorded the hardest shot (95.5 mph) and was the fastest skater (2.814 seconds in 60-foot sprint) at the 1998 Top Prospects Skills Competition...International: Played for Team Canada in the 1999 World Junior Championships (0-1=1 totals and 2 PIM in seven games)...Has played for Team Canada in two World Championships, 2001 (1-1=2 totals in seven games) and 2006 (0-3=3 totals and 14 PIM in six games).

AWARDS: NHL All-Rookie Team (1999-2000).

TRANSACTIONS: San Jose's first pick, third overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft...Traded to Boston by San Jose with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton, Nov. 30, 2005.

PERSONAL: Nickname, Stuey...Married, wife's name is Melissa, stepdaughter Cierra, son Jack...Enjoys music and television.