From a few New Jersey Devils PR tweets:

And Lamoriello’s take:

Well, hopefully “what he brings” can be learned.

To me, that’s the danger of hiring ex-players – a lot of guys can’t explain what they did to be successful. In reality, you can’t coach the timing Stevens had with his monster hits, nor can you coach the anticipation, the reads he was able to make.

But, they don’t give NHL jobs to just anyone, and it’s unlikely they hired him to be a mascot.

If Adam Larsson suddenly starts laying guys out, I’ll be a true believer.