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All-Time Number Debate: 3 Bill Stewart

So many Sabres have come and gone in the organization over the past 39 years.  But who was the best wearing their number.  This is going to settle that debate.  Using the Buffalo Sabres Alumni listing of all-time uniform numbers we will post a player a day based on their number.  After a certain uniform number is up, we put the vote to you.


Bill Stewart played for the Buffalo Sabres from 1981-1983.  Drafted in the fourth round of the 1981 Entry Draft, Stewart played a total of 81 games over two seasons.  As a Sabre, Stewart scored 3 goals and 20 points.  After playing with the Sabres, his career took him to St. Louis, Toronto, and Minnesota finishing his NHL days in 1986.

Stewart played a total of 12 seasons in Europe before retiring totally from hockey in 1995.  After his playing days were through, Stewart started his coaching career with the New York Islanders lasting one season.  He then went on to the Barrie Colts of the OHL where he led the Colts to the Memorial Cup.  In the process, he was also caught smuggling a Ukraninan player illegally into the States twice in the baggage compartment of the team bus.