Kevin Stevens owes the clubhouse a round of sodas. It’s not the most serious story Pittsburgh Hockey Now will publish this week, but it is cool nonetheless. Last summer, we laughed along with Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and his Nova Scotia buddy Nathan MacKinnon as they golfed against former teammates, Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney, who are the boys from the popular Spittin’ Chiclets podcast.
This summer, we have former Penguins All-Star and two-time Stanley Cup champion Kevin Stevens, who drilled a hole-in-one from over 180 yards.
Be careful with the sound on at work. In the excitement, there may be a bad word or two, but who wouldn’t be legitimately excited about a hole-in-one?
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) September 15, 2020
The ace occurred at Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, CT. Based on the online scorecards, the 36-hole club has four Par-3 holes, which are approximately 180 yards long.
Tom Curran was Stevens’ golf partner and the one who posted the event to Twitter. Curran is the Patriots reporter for NBC Sports Boston.
Stevens is a special scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins based in Boston, and it was at his urging the Penguins acquired defenseman John Marino last summer and the Marino family’s familiarity with Stevens, which led Marino to choose the Penguins.
As a player, Stevens had two stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was a leader and integral member of the Penguins’ first two Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He also finished his career with the Penguins from 2000-2002.
In 522 career games with the Penguins, Stevens scored 555 points, including 260 goals. After some personal issues during and after his career, Stevens has risen above those challenges. Stevens son, Luke, also signed an AHL deal with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins last month after completing his collegiate career at Yale.
PHN sends our congrats to “Artie” for the shot. You can watch the moment in the Tweet above.