August 26, 1955|
Virginia, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings
New England Whalers
Minnesota Fighting Saints
131st overall, 1975|
Detroit Red Wings
73rd overall, 1974|
Minnesota Fighting Saints
Carlson was born in Virginia, Minnesota. He appeared in the movie Slap Shot as one of the Hanson Brothers. 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. While playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the WHA, he was the roommate of Wayne Gretzky during his rookie season. 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 and returned “Back to where we started from” in Johnstown, PA. Carlson, his brother Jeff and Dave Hanson also make numerous public appearances, primarily at hockey-related events and charities, as their Hanson Brothers characters. The trio also appeared in two sequels to Slap Shot, Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice, 2002 and Slap Shot 3: The Junior League, 2008.
|1973–74||Marquette Iron Rangers||USHL||54||30||49||79||72|
|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||New England Whalers||WHA||38||6||7||13||11|
|1979–80||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||52||9||12||21||23|
|1981–82||Nashville South Stars||CHL||59||23||39||62||63|
|1982–83||Birmingham South Stars||CHL||69||25||42||67||73|
|Major Leagues||WHA career totals (4 seasons)||173||33||47||80||132|
|NHL career totals (1 seasons)||52||9||12||21||23|
|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|
- Selected by Minnesota Fighting Saints, 7th round, #102 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft.
- Selected by Detroit Red Wings, 8th round, #131 overall 1975 NHL Amateur Draft.
- Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Mike Antonovich, Bill Butters, Jack Carlson, Dave Keon, Jean-Louis Levasseur and John McKenzie, January, 1977.
- 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.
|1982–83||6||Birmingham South Stars [CHL]|
|1989–90||36||Johnstown Chiefs - Sheetz/Big League Cards [ECHL]|
|1991–92||1||Johnstown Chiefs [ECHL] (Coach)|
- Sports Illustrated, July 2, 2007, p.106
- Stubbs, Dave (1 September 2015). "Hanson brothers' Slap Shot magic remains strong, hockey's friendly lunatic trio now all in their 60s". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
- THE HANSON BROTHERS - The Men Behind the Glasses
- Steve Carlson's profile at hockeydb.com
- Legends of Hockey - The Legends - Honored Player - Keon, Dave - Statistics, Awards & Career
- The Internet Hockey Database