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CHRIS STEWART LANDS NHL JOB JUST ONE DAY AFTER ANNOUNCING HIS RETIREMENT AS A PLAYER

Former NHLer Chris Stewart wasn't unemployed for long. The 11-year NHL veteran announced his retirement from professional hockey on Sunday after playing a total of 668 games. On Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers announced Stewart is now their Player Development Coach in the team's hockey operation department.

"The Flyers are excited to have Chris Stewart join our team in a hockey operations role after an excellent career in the NHL," said Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher. "I've known Chris for a long time and have admired the way he plays the game, but also how he conducts himself off the ice as a true professional and leader in the locker room. He will be a valuable asset to help mentor our young players and shape their future as Flyers."

"I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter," said Stewart. "The Flyers are a first class organization with a lot of people I am eager to learn from. I intend to use my unique experience over my 13-year professional career to help younger players achieve their ultimate goal."



Stewart, 32, is one of the founding members of the Hockey Diversity Alliance which formed on June 8, 2020 and whose goal is to eradicate systemic racism and intolerance in hockey at all levels and all ages to inspire a new and diverse generation of hockey players and fans. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Stewart compiled 160 goals and 162 assists for 322 points in 668 regular season games for the Colorado Avalanche (2008-09 - 2010-11), St. Louis Blues (2010-11 - 2013-14), Buffalo Sabres (2013-14 - 2014-15), Minnesota Wild (2014-15, 2016-17 - 2017-18), Anaheim Ducks (2015-16), Calgary Flames (2017-18) and the Flyers (2019-20).


TIM TUCKER
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020  (12H33)