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James Gaye Stewart (born July 28, 1923) was a professional ice hockey forward. He played 9 seasons as a left winger in the National Hockey League. He was born in Fort William, Ontario.

In 1942 Stewart was called from the minors to play in the Stanley Cup Finals, where he helped the Toronto Maple Leafs win the championship. The next season, Stewart won the 1943 Calder Trophy. He became the first player to win the Stanley Cup before the Calder. (See Danny Grant, Tony Esposito, and Ken Dryden). Gaye won his second Stanley Cup again with the Maple Leafs, in 1947. Over his career, Gaye Stewart played for five of the original six teams: Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, New York, and Montreal. He played 502 career NHL games, scoring 185 goals and 159 assists for 344 points. He led the NHL in goals with 37 during the 1945–46 season.

Career statistics

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1941-42  Hershey Bears               AHL     5    4    2    6    0  --  --  --  --  --
1941-42* Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    --   --   --   --   --   1   0   0   0   0
1942-43  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    48   24   23   47   30   4   0   2   2   4
1945-46  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    50   37   15   52    8  --  --  --  --  --
1946-47* Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    60   19   14   33   15  11   2   5   7   8
1947-48  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL     7    1    0    1    9  --  --  --  --  --
1947-48  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    54   26   29   55   74  --  --  --  --  --
1948-49  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    54   20   18   38   57  --  --  --  --  --
1949-50  Chicago Blackhawks          NHL    70   24   19   43   43  --  --  --  --  --
1950-51  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    67   18   13   31   18   6   0   2   2   4
1951-52  New York Rangers            NHL    69   15   25   40   22  --  --  --  --  --
1952-53  New York Rangers            NHL    18    1    2    3    8  --  --  --  --  --
1952-53  Montreal Canadiens          NHL     5    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
1952-53  Quebec Aces                 QSHL   29   13   20   33   28  --  --  --  --  --
1953-54  Buffalo Bisons              AHL    70   42   53   95   38   3   0   2   2   4
1953-54  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    --   --   --   --   --   3   0   0   0   0
1954-55  Buffalo Bisons              AHL    60   17   19   36   36  --  --  --  --  --
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         NHL Totals                        502  185  159  344  284  25   2   9  11  16

       *Stanley Cup

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Preceded by
Grant Warwick
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1943
Succeeded by
August 'Gus' Bodnar]]
Preceded by
John Mariucci
Chicago Black Hawks captains
1948–49
Succeeded by
Doug Bentley







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