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|Bill Stewart (1957)|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams|| Buffalo Sabres|
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Minnesota North Stars
|Born|| October 6 1957,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 68th overall, 1977|
|WHA Draft|| 46th overall, 1977|
|Pro Career||1977 – 1995|
Stewart started his National Hockey League career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1977. He also played for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Minnesota North Stars. He left the NHL after the 1986 season, and played in Europe. He retired as a player in 1995.
In 1998–1999 Stewart was the head coach of the New York Islanders. He then moved on for one tumultuous season as the head coach of the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League. The roster that year included Ryan Barnes, who was charged with assault with a weapon after a stick-swinging incident during a game in October. Later in the season, 3 of the team's other players (Nick Robinson, Mike D'Alessandro and Aaron Power) were charged with sexual assault. Finally, Stewart himself made headlines and was banned from entering the United States for twice smuggling a Ukrainian-born player over the Canada–United States border in the baggage compartment of the team bus. After that, Stewart moved on to coach in Germany.
- Stewart's profile on the Buffalo Sabres alumni site
- Bill Stewart's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ukrainian Weekly article on the player smuggling incidents
- CBC Sports article mentioning the team scandals
- CBC article on the player smuggling icidents
- CHL article on the Barrie Colts run for the Memorial Cup and the team controversies
- CHL article on the end of the Barrie Colts season, numerous suspensions, and controversies
|New York Islanders Head Coaches|
| Goyette • Ingarfield • Arbour • Simpson • Arbour • Henning • Milbury • Bowness • Milbury • Stewart • Goring • Henning • Laviolette • Stirling • Shaw • Nolan • Arbour • Nolan • Gordon •