Canadian People of Slovak Descent: Scott Stevens, Paul Stastny, Taylor Hall, Jason Reitman, Peter `tastnı, Stan Mikita, Ivan Reitman

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General Books LLC, 2011 - 24 pages
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Scott Stevens, Paul Stastny, Taylor Hall, Jason Reitman, Peter astn, Stan Mikita, Ivan Reitman, Anna Olson, Jan Veizer, Yan Stastny, Annabelle Chvostek, Igor Vrablic, Anton Kotzig, Alexander Boldizar, Joe Schlesinger, Mike Stevens, George Gross, Tony Roman, Milan Chvostek, Michael Lucas, Anne Mroczkowski. Excerpt: Ronald Scott Stevens (born April 1, 1964) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman. Stevens played 22 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, and the New Jersey Devils. Although offensively capable, Stevens was largely known for his defensive play and his heavy body checking on opponents, and currently has the most career penalty minutes of any player enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame (2785). Stevens started his career with the Capitals, where he helped the team make the playoffs for the first time. After spending a season with the Blues, he was acquired by the Devils through arbitration. Personifying the team's defence-first mentality, he captained the Devils to four Stanley Cup Finals appearances in nine years, winning three of them. In 2000, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Despite his team success with the Devils, he never won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenceman. His career came to an end after a slapshot hit his head and caused post-concussion syndrome. He was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility. Stevens retired with the most games played by an NHL defenceman (1635 games), later to be passed by Chris Chelios. Stevens was also the quickest player in league history to reach 1,500 games played, playing in his 1,500th game at age 37 years, 346 days. Stevens did not have a negative plus/minus in any of his 22 NHL seasons. Stevens w...

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