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With pick #172, the Pittsburgh Hornets select Stewart Evans, D.



- Stanley Cup winner, 1935
- Montreal Maroons Captain 1937-38
- Ranks 11th among defensemen in points during the decade of the 1930s
- Ranks 9th among defensemen in PIM during the same decade
- According to the HOH forum, finished just behind Earl Seibert for 2nd Team All-Star for 37-38 (received more total votes, but fewer first team votes)
- The Detroit Red Wings organization used to (or still does?) present a Stew Evans trophy for sportsmanlike excellence

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Originally Posted by loh.net
Stewart Evans had a nine-year NHL career that began in 1930-31 with the Detroit Falcons. In 43 games Evans one goal and four assists and five points.

In 1931-32, Evans was sent to play Detroit Olympics of the IHL where he had three goals and 12 points. In 1932-33 Evans was back in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, who evolved from the old Falcons team. He had two goals and eight points as well as 74 penalty minutes.

Midway through the 1933-34 season Evans was traded to the Montreal Maroons, where he scored four goals and two assists in 27 games. Evans played five seasons with the Maroons and was a member of their Stanley Cup winning team in 1935. Individually, his best season was 1936-37 when he had six goals and seven assists for 13 points in 48 games.

Evans' final year in the NHL was 1938-39 with the Montreal Canadiens where he scored nine points in 43 games. For his career he played in 367 games, had 28 goals, 49 assists, and 77 points.
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Originally Posted by The Windsor Daily Star Dec. 10, 1937
Stew Evans, big Maroon defenseman, and a former Red Wing, led the winning drive... Evans scored twice on lone rushes that carried him crashing through the Detroit defense early in the last period
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Originally Posted by The Leader-Post Dec. 10, 1937
"Did you see that man Evans?" [King Clancy]

None among the meagre 3000 could have missed seeing Stew Evans, who barged up from his defence position to score the third and fourth Maroon goals - his first of the year - in the third period.
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Originally Posted by The Border Cities Star Apr. 3, 1935
Unlike the Boston Bruins, who had only Eddie Shore and Babe Siebert for the heavy defensive end, Maroons have four first-rate rearguards. From end to end they rate higher than the Bruins -- who were tough enough for the Leafs in the National League finals.

Montreal's rear division men, Lionel Conacher, Allan Shields, Marvin Wentworth and Stew Evans, may break on a rush to relieve pressure but otherwise they are expected to sit tight.
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Originally Posted by Saskatoon Star-Phoenix Apr. 5, 1935
The Conachers -- Lionel of Maroons and Charlie of Leafs -- didn't come together once. Stew Evans and Allan Shields were the Montreal defensemen looking after Charlie's side of the rink. They did high class work keeping out the big Toronto marksman.
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Originally Posted by The Calgary Daily Herald Feb. 20, 1935
The trouble started at Montreal when Horner boarded Herbie Cain. He was on his way to the penalty box when Stew Evans attacked him and after the fist fight had been quelled Horner and Marvin Wentworth, who was confused with Evans by the officials, each got majors.
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Originally Posted by Meriden Record Mar. 14, 1939
Red Horner, with 75 minutes in penalties, continued in the 'bad man' role for the league while Stew Evans of Montreal took second to Toronto firebrand with 58 minutes.
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Originally Posted by Montreal Gazette Apr. 10, 1935
Maroons defence made the difference between a cup-winning team and an also ran. Led by Wentworth, Conacher, Shields and Evans played great hockey. The feature of the Maroons play right through the series was their marvellous defensive game, backed by superb goaltending by Connell. In the pinches, Maroons defence stood out as the class of the league.



A Stanley Cup champion and Captain of the Montreal Maroons, Evans will provide the squad with leadership and steady defensive play on the blueline. He'll serve as the Hornets' second Alternate Captain.

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