Alexander Steen
Alex Steen.jpg
Born 1 March 1984 (1984-03-01) (age 36),
Winnipeg, Manitoba
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
St. Louis Blues
Frölunda HC
Modo Hockey
Toronto Maple Leafs
Ntl. team Flag of Sweden Sweden
NHL Draft 24th overall, 2002
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2001–present

Alexander Lennart Steen (born 1 March 1984) is a Canadian-born Swedish professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for Modo in the Elitserien (SEL, now named the SHL) on a short-term contract during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

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 5 October 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 8 October against the Montreal Canadiens. This goal marked the first time a Swedish father (former Winnipeg Jets player Thomas Steen) and son both scored in the NHL (beating Robert Nilsson, son of Kent Nilsson, by 21 days).

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

On 24 November 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 David Backes.

On 1 July 2010, Steen signed a four-year contract extension with the Blues. He had an NHL career-high 51 points in the 2011–12 season.

On 25 September 2012, Steen returned to Modo Hockey during the 2012–13 NHL lockout.

He was named the NHL First Star of the Month for October 2013, with his 11 goals leading the league, and 16 points, fourth-best.[6] With a goal and an assist against the Carolina Hurricanes on 16 November, Steen extended his point streak to 13 consecutive games, the best such streak by a Blues player since Pierre Turgeon in 1999–2000.[7]

Steen signed a three-year, $17.4 million contract with the Blues on 18 December 2013.[8]

On 4 April 2014, he was nominated by the St. Louis chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded annually to the player "who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey." Steen lead the Blues with 33 goals, and lead them in the points department as well with 62 points despite losing 11 games from a concussion in December 2013.[9]

On 23 September 2016, he signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with the Blues.[10]

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 Winnipeg, during his father's playing days with the Jets, he, like his father Thomas (a former Winnipeg city councillor) has dual Canadian and Swedish citizenship; he 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.[11]

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 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 SEL 208152328
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 408192714 63036
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 6833296246 61236
2014-15 St. Louis Blues NHL 7424406433 61342
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 6717355248 20461030
SHL totals 189325082136 428111922
NHL totals 746197284481355 5110142450


Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Sweden Sweden
Winter Olympics
Silver 2014 Sochi
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Sweden WJC18 9th 82688
2003 Sweden WJC 8th 64266
2004 Sweden WJC 7th 62134
2007 Sweden WC 4th 92246
2014 Sweden Oly Silver medal icon 61344
Junior totals 20891718
Senior totals 1535810

See alsoEdit


  1. "Steen till Modo upprör Frölunda", Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved on 2007-01-12. (Swedish) Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. 
  2. "Alexander Steen till Modo", Upsala NYa Tidning. Retrieved on 2007-01-12. (Swedish) Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. 
  3. "Maple Leafs burn Bruins with 10 goals", Associated Press, 2007-01-04. Retrieved on 2007-01-04. Archived from the original on 6 January 2007. 
  4. Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues. (2008-11-24). Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved on 2008-11-24.
  5. Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo. (2008-11-24). Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved on 2008-11-24.
  6. Steen Named NHL's First Star for October: Blues forward scored 11 goals in 10 games in October to lead the League, (1 November 2013)
  7. Steen saves Blues again against Hurricanes. National Hockey League (2013-11-17).
  8. Alexander Steen signs with Blues
  9. Steen Nominated for Masterton Trophy. (4 April 2014).
  10. Steen Signs 4-Year Extension
  11. McGran, Kevin. "Steen Foundation is a family affair", Toronto Star, 2007-09-07. Retrieved on 2010-02-08. 

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Carlo Colaiacovo
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Tuukka Rask

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