|Born||June 30, 1983 (1983-06-30) (age 27),
Aurora, ON, CAN
|5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Karl Stewart (born June 30, 1983 in Aurora, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player who plays for the Straubing Tigers of the DEL.
Undrafted in the NHL Entry Draft, Stewart signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Thrashers on September 28, 2001. He played with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League before making his pro debut with the Chicago Wolves in the American Hockey League, Stewart managed to play thirteen games for the Thrashers.
On August 17, 2006, he was traded by the Thrashers with a 2nd round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for Vitaly Vishnevski but before even playing a game, he was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins on September 27, 2006.
After just three games he was claimed off waivers again, this time by the Chicago Blackhawks on October 26, 2006. Stewart managed to gain more ice time and also scored his first NHL goal. Along with this achievement, Stewart was also a fan favorite among the Chicago faithful, gaining respect with his energy and relentless bodychecking. Later in the season, he moved for a fourth time when he was traded by the Blackhawks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Russian Nikita Alexeev on February 27, 2007.
Stewart spent the majority of the 2007–08 season in the AHL with the Norfolk Admirals, but managed to play nine games for the Lightning. He was signed by the Florida Panthers on October 2, 2008. Stewart spent the 2008–09 season with Panthers affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
On April 6, 2009, Stewart signed with Deutsche Eishockey Liga club, Straubing Tigers.
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||7||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||9||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|