Name: Dany Stewart
Position: Center/Left Wing
Hometown: Charlottetown, PEI
Acquired: 2003 NHL Draft, 4th round (123rd)
Good speed and his abilities on offense are his main assets. Decent skating stride, Stewart doesn’t hesitate to pull the trigger when in the offensive zone. Can make a decent pass at times, and will play a somewhat chippy game.
Must get bigger and stronger. His defensive game needs work, and he needs to learn to use his linemates better. Tends to take bad penalties, and needs work on his face-off abilities.
HW Updates, by Dan Linn
March 2004 – Playoffs Report – Rimouski Oceanic– Danny Stewart’s team has gotten themselves a first round bye in the playoffs, so it’s unknown who they will play just yet, but it’s an impressive feat that one of the worst teams in the Q last year could finish 3rd and Stewart certainly had a big part of that with his improved play this year. As the 3rd leading scorer on the team, he often gets overlooked with all the hoopla that surrounds Sidney Crosby, but Stewart has had a strong season as he has helped his team win by creating a lot of offense and cutting down on his unnecessary penalties. This will be Stewart’s 2nd trip to the post season, as he played in four games in his first season with Rimouski.
February 2004 – Stewart is often overlooked in Rimouski with all the attention Sydney Crosby gets, but he is having a solid season, and is currently third on the team in scoring, as he has set career highs in his offensive production, and improving his defensive play.
January 2004 – Stewart continues to be third on his team in scoring, and he has set career highs in assists and points, while showing improvement in his defensive zone coverage.
December 2003 – Is benefitting from playing with the very talented Sidney Crosby at times, but has been centering the 2nd line to fill in for injuries. Stewart is in the top 15 in scoring in the Q, and 3rd on his team in scoring.
November 2003 – Is benefitting from playing with the very talented Sidney Crosby, as Stewart is in the top 10 in scoring in the Q, and 3rd on his team in scoring. Stewart has struggled in the face-off circle, but his improvement in his own end, along the boards, and his 3 game winning goals show he has progressed over last season.
October 2003 – Yes his linemate is the much hyped Sidney Crosby, but Stewart is producing, and that’s got to make management happy. Currently, he’s 7th in the Q in scoring, with two teammates in front of him. What is impressive about this season, is that he has shown improvement in his own end, plus a willingness to pass the puck. He must cut back on unnecessary penalties, and add some size, but playing with the top scorer in the QMJHL hopefully shows him a few things.
October 2003 – Special Report – (‘03, 4th round 123rd) LW. Having young Phnom Sidney Crosby as your linemate will surely help increase your offensive production, but you still can’t overlook the success the recently drafted Stewart has had so far. After Crosby who is 2nd in the QMJHL in scoring, Stewart is 2nd on his team in scoring, and 4th in the Q in scoring with 16 pts so far this season, one ahead of Cory Urquhart.
September 2003 – Playing on a line with the young phnom Sidney Crosby, Stewart is off to a very impressive start. He is a center that will play on the left wing since the team has an impressive 1-2 punch down the middle. In eight games so far, he’s picked up four goals, nine assists, 18 penalty minutes, while being a +4. 8-4-9-13 18 +4 Stewart will play mostly on the 2nd line left wing, and on the power play. Needs to play a smarter game, not taking unnecessary penalties and getting stronger in his own end.