Anthony Stewart (Coach)

Anthony Stewart hockey player photo

Anthony Stewart (born January 5, 1985) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He was born in Quebec, and his family moved to Toronto while he was a child. Stewart played minor hockey in Toronto, winning three all-Ontario championships. After his minor hockey career, he was selected by the Kingston Frontenacs in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) draft. After two seasons with Kingston, he was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, at 25th overall. He spent four years in the Panthers’ system, dividing his time between the NHL and the American Hockey League (AHL), after which he joined the Atlanta Thrashers for two years. When the Thrashers moved to Winnipeg to become the new Winnipeg Jets, they did not offer him a new contract, and he signed with the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent. After one season in Carolina he was traded to the Kings, but spent most of the season in the minor leagues. He signed a professional tryout contract with the San Jose Sharks to begin the 2013-14 NHL season, but was not offered a contract. He subsequently signed with Automobile Yekaterinburg in the KHL. His younger brother Chris also plays in the NHL, for the Minnesota Wild. Anthony Stewart played in eight leagues over the course of his career.