Former NHLer Kevin Stevens facing drug charge

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Former NHLer Kevin Stevens has been charged in federal court with conspiring to sell oxycodone.

According to the Boston Globe, the 51-year-old Stevens, who played 874 NHL games over 15 seasons, is charged along with another man with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. For now, the pair remain held until a detention hearing on Tuesday.

Stevens’ attorney said his client is dealing with “injuries, pain, and other challenges” and will fight the charges.

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In 2000, Stevens was arrested while a member of the New York Rangers and charged with soliciting a prostitute and possessing drug paraphernalia. The police report stated that the two-time Stanley Cup winner was arrested with a prostitute while the team was in St. Louis and crack cocaine was found.

Stevens recently worked as a pro scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins, leaving the role in 2011 to spend more time with his family.

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