Skip to main content

Report: Anaheim Ducks ink Chris Stewart to one-year deal

Chris Stewart is heading to Southern California. According to a report, the Anaheim Ducks are on the verge of signing the 27-year-old winger to a one-year deal. In 2014-15, Stewart notched 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

Chris Stewart is heading to Southern California.

According to CBS Sports Radio’s Andy Strickland, the Anaheim Ducks are expected to announce they have inked the 27-year-old right winger to a one-year deal.

This past season, Stewart was one of the names most frequently mentioned in trade talks and it was believed the Buffalo Sabres, whom Stewart began the season with, were looking to move the power forward from the beginning of the year. It took until the trade deadline for the Sabres to find a deal to their liking and, at the deadline, Stewart was shipped to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2017 draft.

Stewart, who was a two-time 28-goal scorer early in his career, has struggled to recapture that scoring touch but, after a slow start, had a decent season in 2014-15, considering he was the center of so much trade speculation. In 81 games this past season, 20 of which were in Minnesota, Stewart scored 14 goals and 36 points, the third-highest total of his career. In eight playoff games, Stewart registered two assists in eight games.

In a sense, Stewart will fill the void left by recently departed winger Matt Beleskey at what will likely be a much more palatable cost. Beleskey landed in Boston at $3.8 million per season as one of the summer’s most coveted free agents. Stewart finished a two-year, $8.3 million contract this past season, but he’ll likely take a pay cut in Anaheim.

The Ducks will be the fifth club of Stewart’s young career. Drafted by the Colorado 18th overall in 2006, Stewart was part of the Avalanche’s Erik Johnson acquisition from St. Louis, included in a package from the Blues to nab Ryan Miller from the Sabres and subsequently sent to the Wild.

TOP HEADLINES

CA1_5399

World Junior Roundup: Sweden Crushes Austria, Slovakia Scores Important Win

Sweden had no issue handling Austria, while Slovakia got the extra point in a big contest against Latvia on a quieter day at the World Junior Championship.

Ivan Fedotov

Screen Shots: Vegas' Goalie Problem, Hockey Quebec and Flyers Prospects Stuck in Russia

Adam Proteau returns with Screen Shots to talk about where the Vegas Golden Knights go now to address their goalie situation, Hockey Quebec's investigation into racism accusations and the latest surrounding two Flyers prospects in Russia.

Colorado Avalanche
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Colorado Avalanche

There's always pressure to repeat as champions in the NHL, but the Colorado Avalanche will have to do it with a shakeup in the crease.