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Like father like son

Senior forward Nolan Stevens skates with the puck during Northeastern's game against BC in the semifinals of the 2018 Beanpot tournament. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Did you know? A few Northeastern players have fathers with longtime connections to the NHL.

Senior forward Nolan Stevens’ father is John Stevens, the head coach for the Los Angeles Kings and a former player for the Philadelphia Flyers and Hartford Whalers.

Freshman goalie Cayden Primeau’s father is Keith Primeau, who played in more than 900 NHL games over 15 years. The elder Primeau recorded 266 goals and 353 assists over his career, in which he played for the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Philadelphia Flyers. Cayden’s uncle, Wayne Primeau, played in 774 NHL games over 14 years.

Freshman forward Eetu Selanne’s father is Teemu Selanne, who ranks 15th all-time in NHL history with 1,457 points and 11th in goals (684). The elder Selanne is a Hall of Famer and a 2007 Stanley Cup champion.