Anthony Stewart made the Thrashers roster out of training camp after spending all of last season at AHL Chicago. He played 80 games and finished with career-highs in goals (14), assists (25) and points (39).
The forward, who is a restricted free agent, scored 10 of his goals in the first 35 games. That included a hat trick against Anaheim on Oct. 15. He failed to score over his final 22 games.
In the next of a series of interviews with Thrashers players following the 2010-11 season, here is some of what Stewart had to say about his contract status and his drop in production for the second half.
Q. How do you think the season went for you, considering you got the chance to be here all season?
A. I felt I got a really good opportunity coming into camp. They said if you come in in shape, then it’s your spot to lose. I held them to their word and made sure I came in in top peak performance. It started off really good. I got my hat trick [four] games in. That’s when I knew I