Minnesota Wild Assistant Coach Scott Stevens Resigns
MINNESOTA WILD ASSISTANT COACH SCOTT STEVENS RESIGNS
SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced Assistant Coach Scott Stevens has resigned so he can spend more time with his family.
Stevens spent one season as an assistant coach with Minnesota after being named to the position on June 7, 2016. Minnesota went 49-25-8 during the 2016-17 regular season, setting franchise records for most wins and points (106) in a season.
"We thank Scott for the hard work and dedication he provided our team this past season," said Fletcher. "We respect his decision to spend more time with his family and wish him the best in his future endeavors."
Prior to joining the Wild, Stevens served as an analyst for NHL Network. He was named co-coach for the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 27, 2014 after serving two seasons (2012-14) as an assistant coach for the Devils. The defenseman spent 13 of his 22 NHL seasons with New Jersey and captained the team to three Stanley Cup Championships (1995, 2000, and 2003). The Kitchener, Ont., native was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 12, 2007.
"I would like to thank the Minnesota Wild for the great opportunity they gave me," said Stevens. "From ownership, to the coaching staff and players, it was a fantastic experience. I would also like to thank the fans for their great support."