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For the former Chicago Black Hawks coach and NHL referee, see Bill Stewart.

Bill Stewart (1957)
Position Defenceman
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
180 lb (82 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Minnesota North Stars
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1957-10-06)October 6, 1957,
Toronto, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 68th overall, 1977
Buffalo Sabres
WHA Draft 46th overall, 1977
Winnipeg Jets
Pro Career 1977 – 1995

Bill Donald Stewart (born October 6, 1957 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian defenceman.

Stewart started his National Hockey League career with the Buffalo Sabres in 1977. He also played for the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Minnesota North Stars. He left the NHL after the 1986 season, and played in Europe. He retired as a player in 1995.

In 1998–1999 Stewart was the head coach of the New York Islanders. He then moved on for one tumultuous season as the head coach of the Barrie Colts in the Ontario Hockey League. The roster that year included Ryan Barnes, who was charged with assault with a weapon after a stick-swinging incident during a game in October. Later in the season, 3 of the team's other players (Nick Robinson, Mike D'Alessandro and Aaron Power) were charged with sexual assault. Finally, Stewart himself made headlines and was banned from entering the United States for twice smuggling a Ukrainian-born player over the Canada–United States border in the baggage compartment of the team bus. After that, Stewart moved on to coach in Germany.

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