He was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, his first year of eligibility.Stevens retired with the most games played by an NHL defenceman (1635 games), later to be passed by Chris Chelios.Stevens was also the youngest player in league history to reach 1,500 games played, playing in his 1,500th game at age 37 years, 346 days.
All three Stevens brothers played hockey as children; older brother Geoff would later go on to be a scout for the New Jersey Devils, while Mike, the youngest, enjoyed a brief NHL career with several teams.
The 1981–82 Kitchener Rangers were a team that featured several future NHL players.
The defensive corps included Dave Shaw and Al Mac Innis, Wendell Young was the team's starting goaltender, and the top scoring line on the team was Jeff Larmer, Brian Bellows, and Grant Martin.
Stevens was taken fifth overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals.
Ronald Scott Stevens (born April 1, 1964) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman, and current assistant coach of the Minnesota Wild.