Former Penguin in Trouble
Former NHLer Kevin Stevens is in a lot of trouble after being charged in federal court with conspiring to sell oxycodone.
According to the Boston Globe, the 51-year-old Stevens, is charged along with another man with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. They both face a detention hearing on Tuesday.
Stevens played in 874 NHL games over 15 seasons, best-remembered during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a key member of a pair of Stanley Cup Champion teams in Pittsburgh, registering over 50 goals and 100 points in both 1991-92 and 1992-93. His decline in Pittsburgh would be swift and he would be off to Boston, followed by Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia before retiring as a Penguin in 2001-02.
Stevens’ attorney said his client is dealing with “injuries, pain, and other challenges” and will fight the charges.
This isn’t Stevens’ first run-in with the law, unfortunately. In 2000, Stevens was arrested while a member of the New York Rangers and charged with soliciting a prostitute and possessing drug paraphernalia. The police report stated that the two-time Stanley Cup winner was arrested with a prostitute while the team was in St. Louis and crack cocaine was found.
Most recently, Stevens worked as a pro scout with the Penguins, leaving the position in 2011 to spend more time with his family.