The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Chris Stewart to a one-year, one-way contract with an average annual value of $750,000, according to general manager Chuck Fletcher. Stewart will be available for the Flyers’ game tonight against Calgary, wearing #44.
“We’re happy to have Chris under contract,” said Fletcher. “Chris came into training camp with a great attitude and a strong work-ethic. He brings size and a veteran presence to our lineup.”
Stewart, 31, signed a PTO with the Flyers on July 17 and appeared in five preseason games, recording two assists and 14 penalty minutes. He has played 652 NHL games over 10 seasons with Colorado, St. Louis, Buffalo, Minnesota, Anaheim and Calgary, with his most recent action coming in the 2017-18 season when he had 10 goals and six assists for 16 points in a total of 54 games for the Wild and Flames. In 2016-17, he appeared in 79 games for Minnesota, recording 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points along with 94 penalty minutes
Over those 652 games, Stewart has 160 goals and 161 assists for 321 points, along with 729 penalty minutes. He has a career shootout percentage of 44.4 (12-for-27), which ranks 17th in the NHL among all shooters with 25 or more attempts in the time since Stewart entered the league in 2008.
A 6-foot-2, 242-pound native of Toronto, Stewart was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the first round (18th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.