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WBS Penguins Give Kevin Stevens’ Son, Luke an AHL Deal



Luke Stevens, Yale University: Photo from Stevens Twitter Account
Luke Stevens, Yale University: Photo from Stevens Twitter Account

It was widely rumored and cam true on Thursday afternoon, though the Pittsburgh Penguins were not involved. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins dished a minor league deal to Yale forward Luke Stevens.

Stevens is the son of Pittsburgh Penguins legend and current Pittsburgh Penguins scout, Kevin Stevens.

The Yale forward set career-highs in his senior season with seven goals and 12 points. Like his father, Luke is a large player at 6-foot-4, but only 192-pounds.

The WBS Penguins also signed undrafted free agent Felix Robert, who played with 2019 Penguins first-round draft choice Sam Poulin with the Sherbrooke Phoenix.

Robert led Sherbrooke with 56 assists and 92 points. He finished fourth in QMJHL scoring. His career-high 36 goals were second on the team.

In 219 career QMJHL games, Robert produced 216 points (81g, 136a). He also scored 14 points (5g, 9a) in 21 playoff games. The 21-year-old holds several of Sherbrooke franchise records, including career power-play goals (29), longest point streak (16 games), and most points in a single season (92, 2019-20).

His 216 career points place second in Phoenix history.

The minor league deal means Luke Stevens could play in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton or with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.

Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Steve (@steve)
1 year ago

Why not? With Pavlychev signing elsewhere, why not? Stevens joins the likes of Ty Loney and other sons of Pens alumni to get a shot to work their way to the NHL. I would love to see Stevens develop into a legit NHLer.

1 year ago

I hope this is not the end of the FA signings. Some good prospects are out there now.

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