The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Kevin Stevens a special assignment scout, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Stevens, 52, will be based out of Boston, and his role will include amateur scouting and the scouting of college free agents.
A native of Brockton, Massachusetts, Stevens is one of the most accomplished players in team history, ranking in the top-10 on the franchise's all-time lists for goals (260, 7th), assists (295, 10th) and points (555, 8th) in 522 games over two stints with the club. He was a key catalyst for Pittsburgh during its back-to-back Stanley Cup championship wins in 1991 and '92.
One of the top power forwards of his era, Stevens hit the 40-goal mark four times with Pittsburgh, including a career-high 55 tallies in 1992-93. He produced a career-best 123 points during the '91-92 campaign. Both numbers represent club records by a left wing.
When Pittsburgh won its first Stanley Cup in 1991, Stevens led the way with a club-high 17 goals, the highest single-playoff total in team history. His 106 points (46G-60A) in 103 postseason contests rank fifth in team history.
A three-time NHL All-Star with Pittsburgh, Stevens is a member of the Penguins' All-Time Team.
Stevens enjoyed a 17-year NHL playing career with the Penguins, Boston, Los Angeles, the New York Rangers and Philadelphia, compiling 329 goals, 397 assists and 726 points in 874 career contests.
This will be Stevens' second stint in the Penguins' front office. He was a pro scout from 2005-12, winning a third Stanley Cup championship as an executive with Pittsburgh's 2009 title team.