| 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
Los Angeles Kings
New England Whalers
Minnesota Fighting Saints
|Born|| August 26 1955,|
Virginia, MN, US
|Pro Career||1973 – 1987|
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. While playing for the Baltimore Skipjacks, one of his teammates was Ted Nolan, the past head coach of the New York Islanders.
|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.