The Minnesota Wild announced that assistant coach Scott Stevens resigned from his position so he can spend more time with his family.
“We thank Scott for the hard work and dedication he provided our team this past season,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “We respect his decision to spend more time with his family and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Stevens, a hard-hitting Hall-Of-Fame defenseman in his playing days, spent one season as an assistant coach with Minnesota. The Wild went 49-25-8 during the 2016-17 regular season, setting franchise records for most wins and points (106) in a season.
Before joining the Wild, Stevens served as an analyst for NHL Network. He was named co-coach for New Jersey on Dec. 27, 2014, after serving two seasons (2012-14) as an assistant coach for the Devils.
The defenseman spent 13 of his 22 NHL seasons with New Jersey and captained the team to three Stanley Cup Championships in 1995, 2000, and 2003.
“I would like to thank the Minnesota Wild for the great opportunity they gave me,” Stevens said. “From ownership, to the coaching staff and players, it was a fantastic experience. I would also like to thank the fans for their great support.”
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