Steve Carlson

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Steve Carlson
Born (1955-08-26) August 26, 1955 (age 58)
Virginia, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for AHL
 Springfield Indians
 Baltimore Skipjacks
NHL
  Los Angeles Kings
WHA

 New England Whalers
 Minnesota Fighting Saints
 Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 131st overall, 1975
Detroit Red Wings
WHA Draft 73rd overall, 1974
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Playing career 1973–1987

Steven Edward Carlson (born August 26, 1955) is a retired American ice hockey forward and a former minor league hockey coach.

Carlson was born in Virginia, Minnesota. He appeared in the movie Slap Shot as one of the Hanson Brothers.[1] Carlson played in the World Hockey Association with the New England Whalers, Edmonton Oilers and Minnesota Fighting Saints and in the National Hockey League for the Los Angeles Kings, scoring nine goals for the Kings.[1] While playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA, he was the roommate of Wayne Gretzky during his rookie season.[1] Carlson and Al McLeod are the only players to ever be on a team with Gordie Howe and on a team with Wayne Gretzky. Since retiring from hockey, Carlson runs a power skating school in Northern California.

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP Goals Assists Points PIM
1973–74 Marquette Iron Rangers USHL 54 30 49 79 72
1974–75 Johnstown Jets NAHL 70 30 58 88 84
1975–76 Johnstown Jets NAHL 40 22 24 46 55
1975–76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 10 0 1 1 23
1976–77 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 21 5 8 13 8
1976–77 New England Whalers WHA 31 4 9 13 40
1977–78 Springfield Indians AHL 37 21 15 36 46
1977–78 New England Whalers WHA 38 6 7 13 11
1978–79 Edmonton Oilers WHA 73 18 22 40 50
1979–80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 52 9 12 21 23
1980–81 Houston Apollos CHL 27 13 21 34 29
1980–81 Springfield Indians AHL 32 10 14 24 44
1981–82 Nashville South Stars CHL 59 23 39 62 63
1982–83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 69 25 42 67 73
1983–84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 63 9 30 39 70
1984–85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 76 18 29 47 69
1985–86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 66 9 27 36 56
1986–87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 67 12 13 25 32
Major Leagues WHA career totals (4 seasons) 173 33 47 80 132
NHL career totals (1 seasons) 52 9 12 21 23

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Coaching career[edit]

Season Team League Position Games Wins Losses Ties Overtime Losses Playoff Result
1986–87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL Assistant Coach 80 35 37 0 8 Out of Playoffs
1987–88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL Assistant Coach 80 13 58 9 0 Out of Playoffs
1988–89 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL Head Coach 60 32 22 0 6 Lost in Finals
1989–90 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL Head Coach 60 23 31 0 6 Did not make playoffs
1990–91 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL Head Coach 64 32 29 0 3 Lost in Second Round
1991–92 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL Head Coach 64 36 23 0 5 Lost in Second Round
1992–93 Memphis Riverkings CHL Head Coach 60 26 27 7 0 Lost in First Round
2007–08 Kenosha Thunder (High School) WIAA Head Coach 20 8 12 1 Lost in First Round

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Transactions[edit]

  • Selected by Minnesota Fighting Saints, 7th round, #102 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.[3]
  • Selected by Detroit Red Wings, 8th round, #131 overall 1975 NHL Amateur Draft.[3]
  • Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Mike Antonovich, Bill Butters, Jack Carlson, Dave Keon, Jean-Louis Levasseur and John McKenzie, January, 1977.[4]
  • Traded to New England (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Jack Carlson, Dave Dryden, Dave Keon and John McKenzie for future considerations (Dave Debol, June, 1977), Dan Arndt and cash, January, 1977.[4]

Hockey Cards[edit]

Year Card Set Name
1982–83 6 Birmingham South Stars [CHL]
1989–90 36 Johnstown Chiefs - Sheetz/Big League Cards [ECHL]
1991–92 1 Johnstown Chiefs [ECHL] (Coach)

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