Ex-Penguin Kevin Stevens Opens Up About Addiction Struggle


By Renatta Signorini

Original Source: triblive.com

Former Pittsburgh Penguins star Kevin Stevens’ two-decade battle with addiction is the subject of a 22-minute documentary and article from Sportsnet of Canada.

Stevens, 52, opened up about his drug use in a video that includes interviews from friends, family and several former teammates, including Rick Tocchet, head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, and Mario Lemieux, who co-owns the Penguins.

The video includes clips of Stevens getting injured in a 1993 playoff game against the N.Y. Islanders and news accounts of his arrest on drug possession charges.

After that injury, Stevens was prescribed painkillers. He later descended into…click here to continue reading