March 1, 1984 |
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Alexander Steen (born March 1, 1984) is a Canadian-born Swedish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for Modo in the Swedish Elite League on a short-term contract during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.
Playing career 
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.
International play 
Played for Sweden in:
- 2002 World U18 Championships
- 2003 World Junior Championships
- 2004 World Junior Championships
- 2007 World Championships
Personal life 
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 Canada, he, like his father Thomas (currently a Canadian politician) 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.
Career statistics 
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|
|2002||Sweden Jr.||WJC U18||8||2||6||8||8|
|Junior int'l totals||54||13||23||36||46|
|Senior int'l totals||19||4||2||6||6|
See also 
- "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.
- 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 stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Alexander Steen's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alexander Steen – player profile and career stats at European Hockey.Net
|Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick