Hundreds turn out for screening of documentary on former hockey player Kevin Stevens

ARLINGTON — A standing room only crowd packed the Regent Theatre in Arlington for a panel on substance abuse and the premiere screening of the short documentary “Shattered” about the life of former professional hockey player Kevin Stevens.

The panelists included Stevens, two-time Stanley Cup champion and recovering addict, state Senator Cindy Friedman of Arlington, Dr. Michael Hamrock, addiction specialist from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, and Becky Savage, a self-professed hockey mom and educator, who lost her two hockey sons to OxyContin overdose at a graduation party from South Bend, Indiana.

Among those in attendance were Jim Fagan, who served as the night’s emcee; Assistant Attorney General Shane Blundell; movie director-writer-producer Bobby Farrelly; legendary Boston University hockey coach Jack Parker; Olympic gold medalist Mike Eruzione’ Concussion Legacy Foundation CEO Chris Nowinski; Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney; former professional football players Max Lane (New England Patriots) and Chris Sullivan (Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers); Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Mullen; former pro hockey players Scott Young (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers) and Clark Donatelli (Minnesota North Stars, Boston Bruins); Ben Smith, former coach of the US Women’s Olympic hockey team; Dr. Tom Gill; Massachusetts Hockey President Bob Joyce; and from the media, Jayme Parker and Ted Wayman.

The reception was held at Menotomy Grill in Arlington and more than $35,000 was raised for Stevens’ foundation.

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