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Scott Stevens tears up watching Devils tribute

Wild assistant coach gets emotional as fans give him big ovation in return to New Jersey @NHL

Devils welcome back Stevens

MIN@NJD: Devils fans give Stevens a standing ovation

Fans at the Prudential Center give former Devils player and current Wild assistant coach Scott Stevens a standing ovation in his return

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Scott Stevens is known for a lot of things. Crying isn't one of them.

But when the legendary defenseman, now an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wild, visited the Prudential Center on Saturday night, he couldn't hide his emotions as the Devils honored him with a tribute video highlighting his 13 seasons and three Stanley Cups with New Jersey.

The sight of Stevens, a super-skilled and super-physical player during his career, on the edge of tears must have been a strange one for Devils fans. But then again the site of him with a different organization must've been odd as well.

Tweet from @NJDevils: Welcome back to Jersey...The Captain...Scott Stevens! #Legend

Stevens, the longest tenured captain in Devils history (1992-2004) had his number retired in 2006 and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. Stevens was hired by the Wild in June.

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