Ex-NHL player Stevens pleads not guilty to drug charges
BOSTON (AP) — A two-time Stanley Cup champion hockey player from Massachusetts has been freed without bail after pleading not guilty to federal drug charges.
Kevin Stevens spent five nights in jail since his arrest last Thursday before his arraignment Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone.
The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1V9hrvV ) reports that he was released on several conditions, including that he undergo a substance abuse evaluation and participate in a court-approved mental health program.
His attorney, Paul Kelly, says the now 51-year-old Stevens has battled an addiction to prescription painkillers since a 1993 on-ice collision in which he fractured several facial bones.
The Pembroke native played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League, winning two consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com