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from Rich Chere of The Ledger,
Scott Stevens, who served as a Devils assistant coach under Pete DeBoer the past two seasons, will not be back for a third.
General manager Lou Lamoriello said it was a personal decision made by Stevens and indicated Tommy Albelin will step in and replace the Hall of Famer.
"Scotty Stevens will not be coming back this year. There is nothing to read into," Lamoriello stressed. "It's not the organization. It's just a decision he made.
"I'm sure it's not something that will be long term. I'm sure he will be back in coaching, hopefully here some day. It's just a personal thing. Personal or professional. Any way you want to look at it."
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Can the most important player in Devils history teach the team to win again?
The decision to expand the role of Scott Stevens as a coach this season is far from ceremonial. The Devils hope the Hall of Fame defenseman, along with new head coach Jacques Lemaire, can have a positive impact on a team that has been unable to get past the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs since Stevens retired as a player after the 2003-04 season.
Stevens is ready for the challenge.
via the Stat Wizards at Elias Sports Bureau,
When Detroit defeated Chicago yesterday at Wrigley Field it marked the 879th time that Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios played on the winning team in a regular-season game, tying the NHL record held by Scott Stevens. Chelios’ first win came in his first game, a 3-2 victory by the Canadiens over the Hartford Whalers at the Montreal Forum on March 8, 1984.
Scott Stevens is another player being inducted into the HHOF on November 12th. From the NHL:
During his 22 years, Scott played in 1,635 regular season games, fifth most in the league’s history, scored 196 goals and added 721 assists for 980 points. Won Stanley Cups in 1995, 2000, and 2003 with the Devils, and was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP in 2000. He also appeared in 13 NHL All-Star games.
Today he participated in a press conference with the media, and the transcript is below, as is a video compilation of his career highlights.