Ex-NHL player Kevin Stevens pleads guilty in drug conspiracy

FILE PHOTO Pittsburgh Penguins Kevin Stevens celebrates teammate Jaromir Jagr's second goal as New York Rangers goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck, left, and Paul Broten, right, regroup in the third period of 3-2 Penguins win at New York's Madison Square Garden, Monday, May 12, 1992.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
FILE PHOTO Pittsburgh Penguins Kevin Stevens celebrates teammate Jaromir Jagr's second goal as New York Rangers goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck, left, and Paul Broten, right, regroup in the third period of 3-2 Penguins win at New York's Madison Square Garden, Monday, May 12, 1992. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

BOSTON (AP) – A two-time Stanley Cup champion hockey player from Massachusetts has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2grdpkl ) 51-year-old Kevin Stevens entered the plea Thursday in a Boston federal court to a charge of conspiring with another man to sell oxycodone.

Prosecutors say Stevens and another man were involved in a scheme to sell the painkiller from August 2015 through at least March 2016 in several cities. A plea agreement says Stevens was responsible for 175 pills containing 30 milligrams each of oxycodone.

His attorney says Stevens has battled an addiction to painkillers for many years.

The Pembroke native played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League, winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

 

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