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Scott Stevens

Ronald Scott Stevens is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. Stevens played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, and the New Jersey Devils.

Stevens started his career in Washington, where his solid defense and offensive ability helped the team make the playoffs for the first time. After spending a season in St. Louis, he was acquired by the New Jersey Devils. It was with the Devils that he earned a reputation as a fierce competitor and a hard hitter. Personifying the Devils' defense-first mentality, he captained the team to four Stanley Cup Finals appearances in nine years, winning three. In 2000, Stevens won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Despite his team success with the Devils, he never won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenceman. His career came to an end after taking a slapshot off the side of the head, and he was forced to retire due to post-concussion syndrome. He was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility.

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