Colorado Avalanche: Rough start for Chris Stewart

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by James Crider in NHL
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In 2004 at the age of 16, Avalanche forward Chris Stewart quit hockey to pursue other interests in life. Right now, Avalanche fans are praying this isn't a repeat. Stewart, drafted 18th overall by the Avalanche in the 2006 NHL draft, came on strong last season when given his first chance to play in the NHL. Though he only averaged 12:19 of ice time per game (25th most on a team of 30), Stewart made the most of his opportunity by scoring 11 goals and registering eight fights in his 53 game season. This season, things have changed. After a lack luster start with the Avalanche, which saw Stewart only register two shots on goal in four games, he was sent to the Avalanche's minor league affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters. There, Stewart didn't do much to work his way back up, going pointless in ...

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