The gritty new addition to the Thrashers’ defensive corps, who has already shown a penchant for sticking up for his teammakes as well as making smart defensive plays, was re-signed by the club today. The three-year contract extension will bring him around $1.7 million a season, per CapGeek.com.
In an interview with Hockey Night in Canada, Stuart said this regarding working with Craig Ramsay:
“I think the biggest thing [Ramsay has] taught me is to just enjoy the game and have fun with it. I’m kind of a guy who takes stuff a little too seriously sometimes, and he’s just helped me settle down and that’s definitely helped my game a lot.”
Stuart has no points and is a -2 in four games with the Thrashers this year.