After another disappointing season from Chris Stewart, he hit the free agency market with something to prove. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, he’s signed on to try and make that mark with the Minnesota Wild. The former 28-goal scorer will earn $2.3MM over the next two years for a cap hit of $1.15MM.
Last year, Stewart suited up in 56 games with the Ducks, collecting eight goals and 12 assists. His 20 points is quite a bit lower than the 36 points he put up the year before. He also played in seven postseason games, picking a goal and two assists but averaged just 9:33 per game.
The well-travelled Stewart is just 28 years of age but has already played for St. Louis, Colorado, Buffalo, Anaheim, and Minnesota. He has a total of 519 NHL games under his belt, scoring 137 goals and 147 assists. He will likely play in a third line role with the Wild.