Ronald George Stewart (July 11, 1932 - March 17, 2012) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1952 to 1973, as well as an NHL coach.
1 Early career,
2 NHL player,
5 Coaching record,
6 Teams as player,
7 See also,
9 External links,
After growing up in Alberta, Stewart moved to Ontario as a teen to participate in the Ontario Hockey Association, then the top ranked junior league. He won the Memorial Cup in 1952 with the Guelph Biltmores.
Stewart played thirteen seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs, taking part with them in three Stanley Cup championships in the early 1960s. After his time in Toronto, he spent two seasons with the Boston Bruins (1965-1966, 1966-1967). In Stewart finally left the Leafs when he was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1965, where he spent two seasons. In the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft, he started with the St. Louis Blues in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft before being traded to the New York Rangers in that year. He spent part of the 1971-1972 season with the Vancouver Canucks, but returned briefly to the Rangers. He spent his final year, 1972-1973, with the New York Islanders.
After retiring from play, Steward coached, most notably working with the Rangers in 1975-1976 and the Los Angeles Kings in 1977-1978.
Stewart spent his latter years in British Columbia and Arizona. He had three children by his first wife, Barbara. He died of cancer in 2012.
New York Rangers
4 in Patrick
Los Angeles Kings
3 in Norris
Lost in Preliminary Round
Teams as player:
1951-52: Barrie Flyers (OHA), 29 games,
1951-52: Toronto Marlboros (OHA), 21 games,
1951-52: Guelph Biltmores (OHA), 12 playoff games,
1952-65: Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL),
1965-67: Boston Bruins (NHL),
1967-68: St. Louis Blues (NHL), 19 games,
1967-68: New York Rangers (NHL), 55 games,
1968-71: New York Rangers (NHL),
1971-72: Providence Reds (AHL), 18 games,
1971-72: Vancouver Canucks (NHL), 42 games,
1971-73: New York Rangers (NHL),
1972-73: New York Islanders (NHL)