Gaye Stewart

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CanadaCanada  Gaye Stewart Ice hockey player
Date of birth June 28, 1923
place of birth Fort William , Ontario , Canada
date of death November 18, 2010
Place of death Burlington , Ontario , Canada
size 180 cm
Weight 77 kg
position Right wing
Shot hand Right
Career stations
1939-1940 Port Arthur Bruins
1940-1942 Toronto Marlboros
1942-1943 Toronto Maple Leafs
1943-1944 Montreal Royals
Montreal Navy
1944-1945 Cornwallis Navy
1945-1947 Toronto Maple Leafs
1947-1950 Chicago Black Hawks
1950-1951 Detroit Red Wings
1951-1952 New York Rangers
1952 Montréal Canadiens
1952-1953 Québec Aces
1953-1955 Buffalo bison

Gaye Stewart (born June 28, 1923 in Fort William , Ontario , † November 18, 2010 in Burlington , Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey player (right winger), referee and coach, who from 1942 to 1954 for the Toronto Maple Leafs , Chicago Black Hawks , Detroit Red Wings , New York Rangers and Montréal Canadiens played in the National Hockey League .


At the age of 17 he left home to play with the Toronto Marlboros in the OHA .

As a senior he played in the 1941/42 season for the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League and was brought into the NHL for a playoff game for the Toronto Maple Leafs . As the Leafs won the Stanley Cup that year , his name was engraved on the cup too. He then played his rookie season in 1942/43 . Despite well-known competition, including from Maurice Richard , he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as the best newcomer .

His time in the Canadian Army followed. During the last years of the Second World War he was posted on the St. Lawrence River . When he returned for the 1945/46 season, he was placed in a row with Gus Bodnar and Bud Poile . Since all three players came from Fort William, the storm line was called the "Flying Forts". Together they won the Stanley Cup again in the 1946/47 season .

In the following season he started with the Leafs, but soon he was handed over to the Chicago Black Hawks together with Bodnar and Poile , because they wanted to get Max Bentley from there . He continued to perform well in his three seasons with the Black Hawks. For the 1950/51 season he moved to the Detroit Red Wings as part of a large swap that brought Harry Lumley and Jack Stewart to Chicago, among others . He stayed in Detroit for only a year before moving on to the New York Rangers . After an attractive season in New York, he was no longer able to build on the achievements of earlier years. The Montreal Canadiens brought him into their squad, but after only five games he was used in the Quebec Senior Hockey League (QSHL) with the As de Québec . In the 1953/54 season , the Canadiens brought him back for three playoff games.

After another year as a player-coach with the Buffalo Bisons in the AHL, he ended his active career and was active as a referee in the NHL until 1958.

NHL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Regular season 10 502 185 159 344 274
Playoffs 5 25th 2 9 11 16

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