The Washington Capitals will have a slightly different scouting staff next season.
The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir was the first to report the changes on Twitter.
Some changes to the #Caps' scouting staff: Ed McColgan has retired, Terry Richardson and the team have parted ways and Karl Stewart has been hired as an amateur scout.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) July 31, 2019
After losing Ed McColgan (retired) and Terry Richardson (left team), the Capitals hired Karl Stewart as their new amateur scout.
Stewart is a 36-year-old former NHL player who recently completed his playing career with the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in 2015. According to Wikipedia, he was known for his energy and relentless bodychecking.
Stewart played 69 (nice) NHL games in parts of four seasons with the Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Tampa Bay Lightning, scoring two goals and six points.
He also dropped the gloves several times.
Once making the jump to the DEL, Stewart scored 12 goals or more in five straight seasons for Straubing. After his sixth and final season with the Tigers, Stewart signed a one-year contract with the Vienna Capitals of the Austrian Hockey League, but he never played a game for them. He opted to end his playing career two months later, taking a scouting role within the NHL Central Scouting organization on July 30, 2015.
Stewart now joins a scouting staff that includes former Capitals players Matt Bradley and Brian Sutherby.
Screenshot via Capitals website
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