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Dean Stewart signs contract with Manitoba Moose

Former Portage Terriers standout, Dean Stewart has signed a one-year contract with the Manitoba Moose (AHL).

Stewart spent 75 games in a Terriers uniform where he helped capture a pair of Turnbull Cup Championships. He also earned a spot on Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge where the team took home a gold medal.

The 23-year-old racked up 36 points (6G, 30A) in 53 games with the Wichita Thunder (ECHL) during the 2020-21 campaign. The Portage la Prairie, Man. product tied for fifth in assists among all ECHL defenders and was named Wichita’s defenceman of the year. Stewart spent his collegiate career with the University of Nebraska Omaha where he recorded 45 points (7G, 38A) in 130 career NCAA games. Stewart played his junior hockey with the MJHL’s Portage Terriers where he tallied 28 points (8G, 20A) in 75 career games. He was a seventh round pick (188th overall) of the Arizona Coyotes at the 2016 NHL Draft.