A dominant figure on the blueline for any team with which he played, Scott Stevens will be remembered with great enthusiasm as a leader, solid teammate, imposing bodychecker and of course a champion.
In 1635 regular season games, he collected 196 goals and 712 assists for 908 points. Probably most impressive for a defensive specialist, Stevens did not have a negative plus/minus in any of his 22 NHL seasons.
As a defenceman, Stevens played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, and the New Jersey Devils, serving as captain of the Devils from 1992 to 2004. Although offensively capable, Stevens was largely known for his defensive play and his heavy body checking on opponents.
During Stevens time with the Devils, he took on an increased role as the inspirational leader of the team. Stevens' thundering hits on opponents were key psychological elements in the Devils success. The Devils won the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and and again in 2003.
Outside his NHL career, Stevens also represented Canada on the international stage at the World Championships in 1983, 1985, 1987 and 1989, the Canada Cup in 1991 and the World Cup of Hockey in 1996. In 1998, he was selected as part of Team Canada competing in the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
Stevens was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, in his first year of eligibility.