STEVENS LEAVES WILD AF­TER ONE YEAR FOR FAM­ILY TIME

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

Min­nesota Wild as­sis­tant coach Scott Stevens has re­signed af­ter one year with the team, cit­ing a de­sire to spend more time with his fam­ily in New Jersey. The Hall of Fame de­fence­man played 13 of his 22 sea­sons in the NHL for New Jersey while cap­tain­ing the team to three Stan­ley Cup championships. He spent three years on the coach­ing staff with the Devils from 2012-15 and was an NHL Net­work an­a­lyst the sea­son be­fore he was hired by the Wild. In a state­ment dis­trib­uted Tues­day by the team, Stevens said his time in Min­nesota was “a fan­tas­tic ex­pe­ri­ence.’’ The Wild had a fran­chis­ere­cord 106 points be­fore los­ing in the first round of the play­offs to the St. Louis Blues. The 53-year-old Stevens and his wife, Donna, have three chil­dren.

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