Dustin Stevenson

Hometown:

Gull Lake Saskatoon

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-08-12

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2010

Weight:

220 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2007-08: Dustin Stevenson played for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. In 53 games he scored 2 goals with 11 assists and had 63 PIM. In six SJHL playoff games, he had 2 assists and 2 PIM.

2008-09: Stevenson proved to be a threat on the power play while providing muscle on defense for La Ronge in his second SJHL season. He scored 8 of his 15 goals on the power play and had 24 assists with 124 PIM in 53 games for the Ice Wolves.

2009-10: Stevenson was a physical force on defense while displaying an offensive touch in his third year with La Ronge. He scored 11 goals with 36 assists and had 134 PIM in 56 games as the Ice Wolves finished fourth in the Bauer Conference at 29-21-8. In the SJHL Credit Union Cup playoffs Stevenson scored 10 goals with 11 assists in 21 games; including 4 goals and 1 assist in the Ice Wolves' six-game championship series win over Yorkton. He was named SJHL Player of the Year and MVP of the playoffs. Stevenson played in just 3 of 5 games as La Ronge lost to Dauphin in the ANAVET Cup best-of-seven series that pits the Saskatchewan and Manitoba league champions against each other. La Ronge received an automatic bid to the RBC Cup since Dauphin was the host. Stevenson had 1 assist with 6 PIM in 5 games as La Ronge went 1-4 at the RBC Cup. He had originally committed to playing college hockey at St. Lawrence but instead signed a three-year, entry level contract with Washington in April.

2010-11: Stevenson skated in 63 of 72 games for the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays as a 21-year-old in his first season of pro hockey. He scored 3 goals with 9 assists with a team-worst -16 plus/minus and 44 PMs. Stevenson did not play in any of the Stingrays' four playoff games.

2011-12: Stevenson spent his second pro season with Washington ECHL affiliate South Carolina. The only player on the Stingrays to skate in all 72 games, he was plus-four with 7 assists and his 113 penalty minutes were second-most on the team. South Carolina reached the second round in the playoffs after finishing fourth in the South Division. Stevenson scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was plus-two with 6 penalty minutes in nine playoff games.

 

Talent Analysis

Stevenson is a physically imposing defender who uses his size and strength to intimidate opposing forwards. He also has some offensive ability and can move the puck as well as shoot from the point. He has generally been bigger and stronger than the opposition he has faced thus far. He has played at a lower level of competition in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League but should develop his all-around game playing at the professional level.

 

Future

Stevenson projects as a stay-at-home, defensive defenseman but has displayed some offensive skills to go with his toughness. Any player making the jump to pro hockey without playing either major junior or college hockey faces long odds but Stevenson's toughness and size, coupled with a decent skill set are pluses in his favor.

 

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