The New Jersey Devils honored Scott Stevens on February 3, 2006 by raising his sweater number 4 to the rafters, never to be worn again by another Devils player.

Stevens, who captained the Devils to three Stanley Cup Championships during his 13 seasons with the team, announced his retirement September 6, 2005.  His career spanned 22 seasons with Washington, St. Louis, and New Jersey.  Stevens posted 196 goals and 712 assists for 908 points and 2,785 penalty minutes in 1,635 career games, including 93 goals and 337 assists for 430 points and 1,007 penalty minutes in 956 games with the Devils.  On November 26, 2003, he passed his former Capitals' teammate Larry Murphy (1,615) for most appearances by a defenseman in NHL history.  Stevens' games played total is fifth all-time, trailing only Gordie Howe, Mark Messier, Ron Francis, and Dave Andreychuk among all players.  Until Chris Chelios passed the mark in last year's playoffs, Stevens held the NHL record for most career playoff games by a defenseman (233), while his 20 years in the playoffs are tied for second all-time. Stevens ranks second on the Devils' all-time games played list, third all-time in assists, and tied for sixth in points. Stevens ranks second on the Devils' all-time games played list, third all-time in assists, and tied for sixth in points.  In 2000, he became just the seventh defenseman to receive the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.  Stevens was named to the NHL's First All-Star Team following the 1987-88 and 1993-94 seasons, the league's Second All-Star Team three times, and appeared in 13 mid-season All-Star Games. had the chance to speak to some of the New Jersey Devils players about their thoughts on Scott Stevens and what he means to them. Click on the player's name below and here what they had to say about their former captain.

Player Testimonials:

Ceremony Video:

Watch and listen to Devils fans paying tribute to Scott Stevens.
Watch Scott Stevens' Sweater #4 go up into the rafters. View


Watch the Pre-Game Testimonial video by the players and coaching staff of the New Jersey Devils View
Watch the Stevens "4ever" ceremonial video. View
Watch the best of the best in Scott Steven's hits. View
Scott Stevens speaks about his career long and storied career. View
Scott Stevens the Competitor View
Scott Stevens the Intimidator View
Scott Stevens the Leader View
Claude Lemieux Testimonial View
Jacques Lemaire Testimonial View
Scott Niedermayer Testimonial View

Ceremony Photos:

Stevens in Depth:

  • Full Biography View
  • Career Accomplishments View
  • Career Statistics View
  • Team by Team Breakdown of Stevens' Career Stats View
  • Statistics While Serving as Captain of the Devils View

Stevens News Stories

Feb. 6, 2006 - Scott Stevens: The Impact
Feb. 6, 2006 - Scott Stevens: The Legacy
Feb. 6, 2006 - Scott Stevens: The Captaincy
Feb. 2, 2006 - New Jersey Devils to Retire Scott Stevens' Number
Jan. 6, 2006 - New Jersey Devils to Honor Scott Stevens & Ken Daneyko
Sep. 6, 2005 - Defenseman Scott Stevens Retires


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  • Scott Stevens Screensaver Download
  • Scott Stevens Commemorative Desktop Wallpaper
  • Scott Stevens Team Desktop Wallpaper


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