|Scott Stevens – Special Assignment Coach
Entering fourth season as a member of Devils’ coaching staff…Spent 13 of his 22 NHL seasons with New Jersey and captained team to three Stanley Cup Championships…Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame November 12, 2007; announced his retirement as an active player on September 6, 2005…On February 3, 2006, became first player in franchise history to have his number (4) retired…Playing career spanned 22 seasons with Washington, St. Louis and New Jersey…One of just four players in history to appear in 600 games with two separate teams (R. Brind’Amour, Phi., Car.; A. MacInnis, Cgy., StL.; & M. Messier, Edm., NYR)…Passed former Capitals’ teammate L. Murphy (1,615) for most appearances by a defenseman in NHL history on November 26, 2003; currently sits second all-time (C. Chelios, 1,651)…Games-played total is sixth all-time, trailing only G. Howe, Messier, R. Francis, Chelios and D. Andreychuk…His 233 career playoff games by a defenseman are third (Chelios & N. Lidstrom), while his 20 years in the playoffs are tied for third all-time…In leading Devils to the 2003 Stanley Cup, participated in his NHL record-tying 13th career game seven (P. Roy)…Appeared in 879 regular-season games in which his team has been victorious, the second most in NHL history (Chelios, 894)…Ranks third on the Devils’ all-time games-played list, fourth all-time in assists and tied for seventh in points…Posted a career-high 78 points and league-leading plus-53 mark in 1993-94, becoming the only defenseman ever to lead New Jersey in scoring…His 18 goals that season are the most by a defenseman in team history, while his 60 assists still stand as the club’s single-season record…In 2000, became just the seventh defenseman to receive the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP, leading the team to its second of three championships…Named to the NHL’s First All-Star Team following the 1987-88 and 1993-94 seasons, the league’s Second All-Star Team three times, while appearing in 13 mid-season All-Star Games, serving as captain in 2003…Was also named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1982-83…Acquired by New Jersey from St. Louis on September 3, 1991 as compensation for the Blues’ signing of free agent forward B. Shanahan…Began his NHL career in 1982 with Washington and remained with team for eight seasons through 1989-90…Was Washington’s first choice and fifth overall selection in the 1982 Entry Draft…Played for the Memorial Cup-winning Kitchener Rangers in 1981-82, and was born April 1, 1964 in Kitchener, Ont…International experience included the 1998 Olympic Winter Games, 1996 World Cup, 1991 Canada Cup and four World Championship tournaments…Scott and his wife, Donna, have three children: daughters, Kaitlin (21) and Kara (15) and son, Ryan (19).
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