Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Scott Levins
Spokane, Washington native Scott Levins was a fourth round draft pick of the Winnipeg Jets but played just nine games with them before being claimed by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 Expansion Draft.

His new start, however, also proved to be a short stay. After just 29 games in Miami, the tough right-winger was shipped to Ottawa along with winger Evgeny Davydov and a draft pick for Bob Kudelski.

The lowly Senators gave played the rugged forward the rest of that season and he chipped in three goals and eight points in 33 games. Coupled with the 11 points he managed with the Panthers, it equaled a career-high for him. Over the next two years Levins split his time between the Senators and the minor leagues, with just 51 games spent in the NHL over those two years.

Just before the 1996-97 season was set to begin, Levins signed a free agent deal with the Phoenix Coyotes and though he spent that entire season in the minors, he blossomed into a solid power forward. Levins scored 24 goals and 47 points while accumulating 267 minutes in penalties in 68 games for their top affiliate in Springfield. The next year he improved to 28 goals and 67 points in 79 games and earned a call up to the Coyotes.

Levins wasn't able to register a point during his two game stint with Phoenix, but the hulking winger did get into a fight.

Despite his great success during his time in their organization, Levins was released to free agency in the summer and signed on with the Carolina Hurricanes. The 'Canes assigned him to their farm team, the New Haven Beast and he enjoyed the best goal production of his career with them. In 80 games Levins lit the lamp 32 times and added 26 assists and 189 minutes in penalties, but didn't get a call-up from Carolina. Despite clearly showing that he could score in the American Hockey League, Levins found himself out of options after the 1998-99.

Though he had a short run with the United Hockey League's Quad City Mallards, Levins spent most of the next three years playing in Germany. His name resurfaced in North American newspapers during the 2001-02 season, though for a reason he'd rather forget. During a game in Germany, Levins was involved in an altercation with an opponent and called him a "Nazi" during the scuffle. Shortly after allegations surfaced that Levins also made a "stiff armed Hitler salute" which is banned in Germany. He was eventually cleared of making the salute, but he was fined $2600 dollars for making the remark.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Spokane Braves KIJHL 42 49 59 108 180
1988-89 Penticton Knights BCJHL 50 27 58 85 154
1989-90 Tri-City Americans WHL 71 25 37 62 132 6 2 3 5 18
1990-91 Moncton Hawks AHL 74 12 26 38 133 4 0 0 0 4
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 69 15 18 33 271 11 3 4 7 30
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 9 0 1 1 18 -2
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 54 22 26 48 158 5 1 3 4 14
1993-94 Florida Panthers NHL 29 5 6 11 69 0
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 3 5 8 93 -26
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 5 6 11 51 +4
1994-95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 6 0 4 4 14
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 27 0 2 2 80 -3
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 0 0 0 9
1996-97 Springfield Falcons AHL 68 24 23 47 267 11 5 4 9 37
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 5 -1
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 79 28 39 67 177 +6 4 2 0 2 24
1998-99 Beast of New Haven AHL 80 32 26 58 189 -25
1999-00 Revier Lowen Oberhausen Germany 48 14 12 26 124
1999-00 Quad City Mallards UHL 11 4 4 8 46 0
2000-01 Kassel Huskies Germany 59 17 14 31 137 8 2 3 5 10
2001-02 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 51 11 7 18 122 4 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Sheffield Steelers Britain 25 12 10 22 73 14 3 3 6 8
2003-04 Columbus Stars UHL 24 8 14 22 25 -1
NHL Totals 124 13 20 33 316


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1990) Claimed by Florida from Winnipeg in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Ottawa by Florida with Evgeny Davydov, Florida's 6th round choice (Mike Gaffney) in 1994 Entry Draft and Dallas' 4th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Kevin Bolibruck) in 1995 Entry Draft for Bob Kudelski, January 6, 1994. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, October 3, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 18, 1998.