Grinding power winger Turner Stevenson was born May 18, 1972 in Prince George, British Columbia. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the 12th overall pick of the 1990 NHL Draft, former Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL) forward Stevenson went on to have a 644-game NHL career (75 goals, 190 points, 969 penalty minutes) as a sturdy and hard-nosed third-line and fourth-line right winger for the Canadiens, New Jersey Devils and Flyers. A strong checker and willing fighter with a heavy stick, the 6-foot-3, 220 pound Stevenson excelled in board work, penalty killing and creating room for linemates.
Following the cancellation of the 2004-05 NHL season, the Flyers signed the 32-year-old unrestricted free agent to a multi-year contract. Unfortunately, Stevenson was rarely healthy during his short time with the Flyers. He dressed in 31 games in 2005-06, posting one goal (shorthanded), four points and 45 penalty minutes. Hip and knee injuries kept him out of the lineup most of the season.
The Flyers bought out Stevenson's remaining contract on June 30, 2006. He retired shortly thereafter as an active player and went into coaching.