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Alexander Steen
Alexsteen
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
St. Louis Blues
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
SEL
Frölunda HC
Modo Hockey
Born March 1 1984 (1984-03-01) (age 32),
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 2001 – present


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).

Playing careerEdit

Steen played for Frölunda HC from 1999 to 2004. He spent the 2004–05 season with Modo Hockey after a highly controversial signing.[1] [2]

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).

Steen scored his first career hat-trick on January 4, 2007 against the Boston Bruins, ending with a five-point game night.[3]

On November 24, 2008, Steen was traded by the Leafs, along with Carlo Colaiacovo, to the St. Louis Blues for Lee Stempniak.[4][5] Steen often plays on a scoring line on the St. Louis roster, alongside Patrik Berglund and T.J. Oshie.

On July 1, 2010, Steen signed a four-year contract extension with the Blues.

International playEdit

Played for Sweden in:

Personal lifeEdit

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. Alex has a wife named Sofie, who is also involved with the helping to run the foundation. Alex and Sofie have 2 children.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Frölunda HC J20 1557126 54262
2001–02 Frölunda HC J20 2522184049 21122
2001–02 Frölunda HC SEL 2603314 101230
2002–03 Frölunda HC J20 20220
2002–03 Frölunda HC SEL 455101518 162354
2003–04 Frölunda HC SEL 4810142450 10461014
2004–05 Modo Hockey SEL 509817 26 61014
2005–06 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7518274542
2006–07 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8215203526
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7615274232
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 202246
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 616182424 40110
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 6824234730
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 7220315126
SEL totals 169243559108 428111922
NHL totals 454100148248186 40110

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden Jr. WJC U18 82688
2003 Sweden Jr. WJC 64266
2004 Sweden Jr. WJC 62134
2007 Sweden WC 92246
Junior int'l totals 5413233646
Senior int'l totals 194266


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Steen till Modo upprör Frölunda", Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved on 2007-01-12. (Swedish) 
  2. "Alexander Steen till Modo", Upsala NYa Tidning. Retrieved on 2007-01-12. (Swedish) 
  3. "Maple Leafs burn Bruins with 10 goals", Associated Press, 2007-01-04. Retrieved on 2007-01-04. Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. 
  4. Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues. tsn.ca (2008-11-24). Retrieved on 2008-11-24.
  5. Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo. sportsnet.ca (2008-11-24). Retrieved on 2008-11-24.
  6. McGran, Kevin. "Steen Foundation is a family affair", Toronto Star, 2007-09-07. Retrieved on 2010-02-08. 

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Carlo Colaiacovo
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Tuukka Rask


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