Jack Carlson

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Jack Carlson
Born (1954-08-23) August 23, 1954 (age 60)
Virginia, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Played for WHA
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Edmonton Oilers
New England Whalers
NHL
Minnesota North Stars
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 117th overall, 1974
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 103rd overall, 1974
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Playing career 1974–1987

Jack Carlson (born August 23, 1954 in Virginia, Minnesota) is a retired American ice hockey forward.

Carlson played in the World Hockey Association with the Minnesota Fighting Saints, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers, and in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars and St. Louis Blues. He was a fan favorite with his hard-hitting style, piling up 1111 penalty minutes in 508 professional games.

Carlson's brothers Steve and Jeff are also former professional hockey players, and famous for roles in the movie Slap Shot as two of the Hanson Brothers. Jack was originally supposed to play the third brother; however, he was called up by the Edmonton Oilers just prior to shooting and was replaced by Dave Hanson.[1]

Jack is a currently an acting referee and linesman for the Twin Cities AHA Hockey League.

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP Goals Assists Points PIM
1973–74 Marquette Iron Rangers USHL 55 42 30 72 175
1974–75 Johnstown Jets NAHL 50 27 22 49 246
1974–75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 32 5 5 10 85
1975–76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 58 8 10 18 189
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 10 1 1 2 31
1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 36 4 3 7 55
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 35 7 5 12 81
1977–78 New England Whalers WHA 67 9 20 29 192
1978–79 New England Whalers WHA 34 2 7 9 61
1979–80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 16 3 0 3 40
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 43 7 2 9 108
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 57 8 4 12 103
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 54 6 1 7 58
1983–84 St. Louis Blues NHL 58 6 8 14 95
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 0 0 0 13
Major Leagues WHA career totals (5 seasons) 272 36 51 87 694
NHL career totals (6 seasons) 236 30 15 45 417

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Playoffs[edit]

   
Season Team League GP Goals Assists Points PIM
1974–75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 10 1 2 3 41
1975–76 Edmonton Oilers WHA 4 0 0 0 4
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 5 1 1 2 9
1977–78 New England Whalers WHA 9 1 1 2 14
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 15 1 2 3 50
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 15
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 5
1983–84 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 0 0 0 2
Major Leagues WHA career totals (4 playoffs) 28 3 4 7 68
NHL career totals (4 playoffs) 25 1 2 3 72

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Transactions[edit]

  • Selected by Detroit Red Wings, 7th Round, #117 overall, 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.
  • Selected by Minnesota Fighting Saints, 9th round, #132 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.[2]
  • Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, March 10, 1976.
  • Claimed by Calgary (WHA) from Edmonton in 1976 WHA Intra-League Draft, June, 1976.
  • Sold to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Mike Antonovich, Bill Butters, Dave Keon, Jean-Louis Levasseur, Steve Carlson and John McKenzie for cash, January, 1977.
  • Traded to New England (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Dave Keon, Steve Carlson, Dave Dryden and John McKenzie for future considerations (Dave Debol, June, 1977), Dan Arndt and cash, January, 1977.
  • Rights traded to Minnesota by Detroit for future considerations, July 27, 1978.
  • Traded to Minnesota by New England (WHA) for future considerations, February 1, 1979.
  • Missed entire 1979–80 season recovering from back surgery.
  • Claimed by St. Louis from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982.
  • Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, November, 1986.[3]

Hockey cards[edit]

Year Card Set name
2002–03 87 Fleer Throwbacks

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