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Alexander Steen
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Born March 1, 1984 (1984-03-01) (age 33)
Winnipeg, MB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
SHL
Frölunda HC
Modo Hockey
National team Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2001–present

Alexander "Alex" Steen (born on March 1, 1984) is a Swedish Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Alex played for Modo in the Swedish Hockey League on a short-term contract during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

Playing CareerEdit

Alex played for Frölunda HC from 1999 to 2004. He spent the 2004–05 season with Modo Hockey after a highly controversial signing.

In the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Alex 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.

On October 8, 2005, Alex scored 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).

On January 4, 2007, Alex scored his first career hat-trick against the Boston Bruins, ending with a five-point game night.

On November 24, 2008, Alex was traded by the Leafs, along with Carlo Colaiacovo to the St. Louis Blues for Lee Stempniak. Alex often plays on a scoring line on the St. Louis roster alongside David Backes and T.J. Oshie.

On July 1, 2010, Alex signed a four-year contract extension with the Blues. He had an NHL career-high 51 points in the 2011–12 season. On September 25, 2012, Alex returned to Modo Hockey during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

In October of 2013, Alex was named the NHL First Star of the Month with his 11 goals leading the league, and 16 points, fourth-best.

With a goal and an assist against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 16, 2013 Alex extended his point streak to 13 consecutive games, the best such streak by a Blues player since Pierre Turgeon in 1999–2000.

On December 18, 2013, Alex signed a three-year, $17.4 million contract with the Blues.

Career StatisticsEdit

    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 SHL 2603314 101230
2002–03 Frölunda HC J20 20220
2002–03 Frölunda HC SHL 455101518 162354
2003–04 Frölunda HC SHL 4810142450 10461014
2004–05 Modo Hockey SHL 50981726 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
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 4315132828 91236
2012–13 Modo Hockey SHL 208152328
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 408192714 63036
NHL totals 537123180303228 1943712
SHL totals 189325082136 428111922

International StatisticsEdit

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


International PlayEdit

Alex has played in Sweden in the:

  • 2002 World U18 Championships
  • 2003 World Junior Championships
  • 2004 World Junior Championships
  • 2007 World Championships

Personal LifeEdit

Alex's father is former Winnipeg Jets star Thomas Steen, a forward who scored 817 points in 950 NHL games between 1981 and 1995. Thomas is currently a Winnipeg City Councillor.

Although Alex was born in Winnipeg (during his father's playing days with the Jets), he has Canadian & Swedish citizenship (like his father) and has chosen to represent Sweden in international hockey competition.

Alex has two surviving siblings; his youngest brother Amadeus died when he was 2 months old 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.

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