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Kevin Stevens
Selected in sixth round
No. 108 overall by Los Angeles Kings

Born April 15, 1965
Position: Center / Left Wing
Height: 6-3   Weight: 210
Last Team: Silver Lake (Mass. High School)       
Birthplace: Brockton, Massachusetts (USA)
Hometown: Halifax, Massachusetts
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1981-82 Silver LakeMass. H.S. ---- ---- --
1982-83 Silver LakeMass. H.S. 1824 2751 --

Mass. H.S. All-Scholastic First Team:
1981-82, 1982-83 (S.L.)
Silver Lake Captain: 1981-82 and 1982-83
Miscellaneous: Attended Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Mass. ... Was named his high school conference's co-MVP in 1981-82 and MVP in 1982-83. ... Played center for most of his high school hockey career, but became a full-time left wing after the draft. ... Was also star high school baseball player, recruited to play catcher on Boston College's baseball team in addition to hockey. Tried out with Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies during college career.
Debut: March 1, 1988 (Minnesota at Pittsburgh)
Numbers:  25 (Pitt.); 25 (Boston); 25 (LA); 17 (NYR); 25 (Philadelphia)
Stanley Cup: 1991, 1992.  Playing Status: Retired January 2002
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1988-2002 Pittsburgh, Boston,
L.A., NYR, Phila.
874 329397 7261,470
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1989-2001Pittsburgh 10346 60106 170

NHL All-Star First Team:
1991-92 (Pittsburgh)
Sporting News All-Star First Team: 1991-92 (Pittsburgh)
NHL All-Star Second Team: 1990-91, 1992-93 (Pittsburgh)
Sporting News All-Star Second Team: 1990-91 (Pittsburgh)
All-Star Game: 1991, 1992, 1993 (Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh Good Guy Award (Media Vote): 1992-93
NHL Records: Most goals in one season by a U.S.-born player (55 in 1992-93, shares record)
Pittsburgh Records: Fastest regular-season overtime goal (0:13 vs. N.Y. Rangers on March 21, 1991, shares record), most points by a left wing in one season (123 in 1991-92), most goals by a left wing in one season (55 in 1992-93), most power-play goals by a left wing in one season (26 in 1992-93), most assists by a left wing in one season (69 in 1991-92), most career playoff penalty minutes (170), most goals in one playoff year (17 in 1991), most shots on goal in one playoff game (12 vs. Washington on April 29, 1992, shares record)
100-Point Seasons: 1991-92 (Pitt.) (123), 1992-93 (Pitt.) (111)
50-Goal Seasons: 1991-92 (Pittsburgh) (54), 1992-93 (Pittsburgh) (55)
NHL Playoffs Goals Leader: 1991 (Pittsburgh) (17 goals)
Pittsburgh Goals Leader: 1990-91 (40, tie), 1991-92 (54), 1992-93 (55), 1993-94 (41)
Pittsburgh Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1989-90 (171), 1990-91 (133), 1991-92 (252)
Pittsburgh Playoffs Goals Leader: 1991 (17)
Pittsburgh Playoffs Assists Leader: 1993 (11, tie)
Broadcasting Career: Served as part-time studio analyst for ESPN2 during 1998 and 1999 Stanley Cup playoffs. ... Named Pittsburgh part-time radio color commentator on Sept. 27, 2002, and remained in that position through 2002-03 season.
Miscellaneous: Joined Pittsburgh for balance of 1987-88 season after competing in 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary. He signed with the Penguins on Feb. 26, 1988. ... Scored goal and had assist in his first NHL game. The goal, at 4:29 of the first period, beat Minnesota goalie Don Beaupre to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead in a game the Penguins went on to win 8-3. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with hip pointer, an injury suffered during Pittsburgh's Feb. 6, 1990, game vs. N.Y. Islanders. ... Played on line with Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr for Pittsburgh from 1990-91 through 1995 seasons. ... Led Pittsburgh with 18 power-play goals, 253 shots on goal and 18 road goals in 1990-91. ... Set Pittsburgh record (since broken) for points in one season by a left wing with 86 in 1990-91. ... Named NHL Player of Week for week ending Oct. 14, 1990. ... Tied for second-highest NHL mark  total goals in one playoff year with 17 goals in 1991. ... Scored four goals for Pittsburgh on Nov. 29, 1991, at Philadelphia. ... Named NHL Player of Month for November 1991. ... Voted as starting left wing for Wales Conference in 1992 NHL All-Star Game. ... Became first player in NHL history to record 100 points, 50 goals and 200 penalty minutes in the same season when he achieved feat in 1991-92. ... Finished second in NHL with 123 points and 54 goals in 1991-92. ... Set NHL single-season records (since broken) for points by a left wing (123), assists by a left wing (69) and points by a U.S.-born player (123) in 1991-92. ... Was Pittsburgh's team representative to NHLPA from 1991-92 season through 1995 season. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with damaged cartilage in left knee, a pre-existing injury aggravated during Pittsburgh's Nov. 5, 1992, game vs. St. Louis. The injury, which dated back to Pittsburgh's 1992 training camp, required arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 6, 1992, and he did not return to action until Pittsburgh's Nov. 25, 1992, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. ... Suspended by NHL for one game during 1992-93 season (automatic suspension) for receiving his third game misconduct of season during Pittsburgh's March 9, 1993, game vs. Boston. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with bronchitis, an illness contracted in April 1993. ... Suffered broken sinus bone and broken nose when his face was crushed in a collision with Rich Pilon during Game 7 of Pittsburgh's second-round playoff series vs. N.Y. Islanders on May 14, 1993. The injury required postseason surgery on May 15, 1993. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with the flu, an illness contracted in December 1993. ... Was Pittsburgh's nominee for 1993-94 Masterton Trophy. ... Missed part of 1995 season with hairline fracture of left ankle, an injury suffered when he was hit by teammate Larry Murphy's slap shot during Pittsburgh's Feb. 4, 1995, game vs. Tampa Bay. He did not return to action until Pittsburgh's March 19, 1995, game at Ottawa. He had two assists in that game. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season with sore back, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Jan. 27, 1996, game vs. Anaheim. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season with hip flexor injury, suffered during Los Angeles' Feb. 8, 1996, game vs. Toronto. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season with small fracture in left fibula, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Feb. 28, 1996, game vs. Tampa Bay. He did not return to action until Los Angeles' March 27, 1996, game at Edmonton. ... Missed parts of 1996-97 season with concussion, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Oct. 15, 1996, game vs. Philadelphia, and with back spasms, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Nov. 23, 1996, game vs. Detroit. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with bruised left ankle, an injury suffered during Los Angeles' Feb. 20, 1997, game vs. Anaheim. He did not return to action until Los Angeles' March 10, 1997, game vs. Detroit. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with knee injury, suffered during Los Angeles' April 5, 1997, game vs. Dallas. ... Missed parts of 1997-98 season with strained groin, an injury suffered during N.Y. Rangers' Oct. 8, 1997, game at Edmonton, and with the flu, an illness contracted in March 1998. ... Scored his 300th NHL goal for N.Y. Rangers on Dec. 26, 1998, at Carolina. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with flu, an illness contracted in November 1999. ... Signed one-year, $600,000 contract with Philadelphia as Group III unrestricted free agent on July 7, 2000. ... Wore No. 17 in Philadelphia's 2000 training camp. ... Missed part of 2000-01 season with strained quadriceps, suffered in Philadelphia's Nov. 2, 2000, game vs. Nashville. ... Missed remainder of 2000-01 regular season with sprained knee, an injury suffered during Pittsburgh's March 27, 2001, game vs. Buffalo. He did not return until Game 1 of Pittsburgh's first-round playoff series at Washington on April 12, 2001. ... Missed remainder of 2001 playoffs with knee injury, suffered during Game 4 of Pittsburgh's Eastern Conference finals game vs. New Jersey on May 19, 2001. ... Re-signed with Pittsburgh as a Group III unrestricted free agent on June 11, 2001. ... Missed remainder of 2001-02 season after opting to retire in January 2002. He first left the team Jan. 10, 2002, and went home to consider retirement. Unhappy with his playing time and seeking counseling for a personal problem, he later met with Pittsburgh general manager Craig Patrick, and eventually decided to retire.
Busted by Police: Stevens made national headlines for all the wrong reasons in the 1999-00 season when he was arrested in a suburban St. Louis motel room, where police found him in possession of crack cocaine and $3,000 cash, as well as in the company of a prostitute named Pamela Velia. The arrest took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 23, 2000, following the N.Y. Rangers' Jan. 22, 2000, game at St. Louis. Veila later told police that Stevens had been smoking crack in the back of a cab in East St. Louis, Ill., when he asked the driver to pull over and offer Velia a ride. She said Stevens then paid her $500 and bought more drugs from a dealer on the street. He then had the cab driver take himself and Velia to a Travelodge motel in Collinsville, Ill., where he was eventually arrested after motel management reported suspicious noise coming from the room. Velia said she and Stevens never got around to having sex, because they were still in the process of smoking crack when police entered the room. Stevens later claimed he never actually smoked any crack, although he initially signed a statement claiming he had done so. He also said drug paraphernalia found in the room did not belong to him, but rather to other people -- perhaps friends of Velia's -- who had joined them in the hotel room. He was charged with possession of drugs and soliciting a prostitute, but eventually had his charge reduced to felony drug possession. As a first-time offender, he was able to avoid a prison sentence. At the time of the arrest, Stevens' wife was home expecting the couple's third child, adding to the public humiliation to which Stevens was subjected. After his release on bail, Stevens entered the NHL/NHLPA substance-abuse program, bringing an abrupt end to his 1999-00 season. He spent eight weeks in the program in Connecticut and continued his treatment with Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Stevens said he had previously been an alcoholic for years, but his unfortunate night in St. Louis was one of the few times in 16 months that he not been sober.
Post-Draft Teams: Boston College (ECAC/HE); Team USA; Muskegon (IHL)
Olympics: 1988 (seventh place)
World Championships: 1987 (seventh), 1990 (fifth), 1996 (bronze)
NCAA All-America East Second Team:
1986-87 (Boston College)
Hockey East All-Star First Team: 1986-87 (Boston College)
New England All-Star First Team: 1986-87 (Boston College)
Boston College Kelley Award (Dedication): 1986-87 (tri-winner)
Boston College Tri-Captain: 1986-87
Muskegon Captain: 1988-89
Hockey East Goals Leader: 1986-87 (Boston College) (30 goals)
1988-89: Played 45 games for Muskegon team that won IHL regular-season and playoff titles, but was not with team during postseason.
Education: Majored in economics at Boston College.
Miscellaneous: Competed in 1985 and 1986 U.S. National Sports Festivals. ... Led Boston College with 35 goals in 1986-87. ... Finished second in Hockey East conference with 58 points in 1986-87. ... Set Boston College single-season record with 15 power-play goals in 1986-87. ... Left Boston College with school record (since broken) for career games played (158). ... Played for Team USA at 1987 Pravda Cup tournament in Leningrad. ... Missed 1987 U.S. Olympic Festival due to illness. ... Worked as hockey school instructor during off-seasons of his early NHL playing days, including work at the Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Hearing Impaired in Chicago.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Michael Stevens. ... Son of former minor-league baseball player Arthur Stevens.
TRADE (2): Los Angeles traded Stevens to Pittsburgh in exchange for Anders Hakansson on September 9, 1983. More than 12 years later, Los Angeles got him back when Boston traded Stevens to the Kings for Rick Tocchet on January 25, 1996. Los Angeles lost Stevens again in trading him to N.Y. Rangers for Luc Robitaille on August 28, 1997.

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