Former Washington Capitals defenseman Scott Stevens will join former Capitals Head Coach Bruce Boudreau’s coaching staff in Minnesota.
According to the Minnesota Wild, “Boudreau, the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild, approached Stevens about the possibility of joining his staff. He flew to Stevens’ home, and the Hall of Fame defenseman and new Wild bench boss met for two hours.”
“It was kind of neat; it was one of those moments where you meet somebody for the first time and after about 10 minutes you feel like you have known them for 20 years,” Stevens said. “That was the feeling with Bruce. It’s very important obviously who you work with, and Bruce, he’s a real person.
Stevens spent 8 seasons with the Washington Capitals:
Having played 13 seasons in the NHL, winning three Stanley Cups, and seven times finishing in the top five for the Norris Trophy, Stevens has seen about everything and anything an NHL defenseman can face.
“That’s what I hope to bring to the Wild; all this knowledge I’ve learned over the years, and experiences — if I can relate those to a lot of young players, and even the older players,” Stevens said. “I was in the league for 13 years, and I learned the most in my 14th year in the league from some great coaches in Larry Robinson and Jacques Lemaire. You never stop learning, and as a player, you want to keep getting better.”