March 1, 1984 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Alexander Steen (born March 1, 1984) is a Swedish Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for Modo in the Elitserien (SEL, now named the SHL) on a short-term contract during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.
In the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Steen was selected in the first round by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 24th overall. He played his first game with the Leafs on October 5, 2005 during the season opener against the rival Ottawa Senators, and registered a minor penalty. His first career NHL goal came in the next game on October 8 against the Montreal Canadiens. This goal marked the first time a Swedish father and son both scored in the NHL (beating Robert Nilsson by 21 days).
On November 24, 2008, Steen was traded by the Leafs, along with Carlo Colaiacovo, to the St. Louis Blues for Lee Stempniak. Steen often plays on a scoring line on the St. Louis roster, alongside David Backes and T. J. Oshie.
On July 1, 2010, Steen signed a four-year contract extension with the Blues. He had an NHL career-high 51 points in the 2011–12 season.
On September 25, 2012, Steen returned to Modo Hockey during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.
He was named the NHL First Star of the Month for October 2013, with his 11 goals leading the league, and 16 points, fourth-best. With a goal and an assist against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 16, Steen extended his point streak to 13 consecutive games, the best such streak by a Blues player since Pierre Turgeon in 1999–2000.
Steen signed a three-year, $17.4 million contract with the Blues on December 18, 2013.
On April 4, 2014, he was nominated by the St. Louis chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Steen lead the Blues with 33 goals, and lead them in the points department as well with 62 points despite losing 11 games from a concussion in December 2013.
Alexander Steen's father is former Winnipeg Jets star Thomas Steen, a forward who scored 817 points in 950 NHL games between 1981 and 1995. Although Steen was born in Winnipeg, during his father's playing days with the Jets, he, like his father Thomas (a former Winnipeg City Councillor) has dual Canadian and Swedish citizenship, and has chosen to represent Sweden in international hockey competition. Alexander has two surviving siblings — his youngest brother Amadeus died at the age of two months of a heart condition. His death was the motivation for Alex, along with family members, to create the Amadeus Steen Foundation to raise funds for, and offer support to, infant and child health care.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||18||27||45||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||15||20||35||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||15||27||42||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||20||2||2||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008-09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||61||6||18||24||24||4||0||1||1||0|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||24||23||47||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||72||20||31||51||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||43||15||13||28||28||9||1||2||3||6|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||40||8||19||27||14||6||3||0||3||6|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||33||29||62||46||6||1||2||3||6|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Sweden|
- "Steen till Modo upprör Frölunda" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
- "Alexander Steen till Modo" (in Swedish). Upsala NYa Tidning. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
- "Maple Leafs burn Bruins with 10 goals". Associated Press. 2007-01-04. Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues". tsn.ca. 2008-11-24. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo". sportsnet.ca. 2008-11-24. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- Steen Named NHL's First Star for October: Blues forward scored 11 goals in 10 games in October to lead the League, NHL.com (November 1, 2013)
- "Steen saves Blues again against Hurricanes". National Hockey League. 2013-11-17.
- Alexander Steen signs with Blues
- "Steen Nominated for Masterton Trophy". NHL.com. April 4, 2014.
- McGran, Kevin (2007-09-07). "Steen Foundation is a family affair". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-02-08.
- Alexander Steen's player profile at NHL.com
- Alexander Steen's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Alexander Steen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Steen profile at Eurohockey.com
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick