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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
No. 32 overall by
Born January 11, 1962
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
St. Lawrence (ECAC)
Concord, New Hampshire (USA)
Hometown: Concord, New Hampshire
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
RPI Invitational All-Tournament Second Team: 1981 (SLU)
Miscellaneous: Not selected in 1980 or 1981 NHL drafts despite being
eligible both years. ... Earned St. Lawrence's Kevin Dougherty Scholarship prior
to entering school in 1981. The award was retroactive to 1979, when Carlson
had first committed to playing for St. Lawrence.
| Debut: October 6, 1983 (N.Y. Islanders at
Numbers: 2, 3 (Montreal); 33
(St. Louis); 39 (Washington)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||Montreal, St. Louis, Wash.
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
AWARDS AND HONORS
1985-86: Played two regular-season games for Montreal team that went
on to win Stanley Cup, but was traded away before postseason.
Miscellaneous: Was first New Hampshire native to play in an NHL game. ... Missed parts of 1984-85 season with broken right hand, an
during Montreal's Jan. 8, 1985, game vs. N.Y. Islanders, and with sprained
shoulder, an injury suffered in a Montreal practice in February 1985. ...
Also played left wing for St. Louis during 1985-86 season. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with back spasms,
an injury suffered during
St. Louis' Feb. 18, 1986, game vs. Detroit. ... Missed entire
1986-87 season recovering from spinal fusion surgery to correct chronic disc
problems during summer of 1986. ... Had April 1987 surgery to repair nerve
damage in right bicep. The nerve damage had resulted from his prior spinal
surgery. ... Traded by
St. Louis with 1989 12th-round pick (Sergei Kharin) and 1990 fourth-round
pick (Scott Levins) to Winnipeg in exchange for Peter Douris on Sept. 29,
1988, but never played for parent team because he was dealt to
Washington for future considerations three weeks later on Oct. 19, 1988.
St. Lawrence (ECAC); Sherbrooke (AHL); Peoria (IHL); Baltimore (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
AHL Calder Cup: 1985 (Sherbrooke)
Hampshire Hockey Hall of Fame: Inducted 2002
ECAC All-Star Second Team: 1982-83
Miscellaneous: Left St. Lawrence
after his sophomore year to pursue pro hockey career. ... Quit pro hockey on
Feb. 1, 1989, when he left Baltimore (AHL) in middle of 1988-89 season. ...
Ranked No. 36 on a Sports Illustrated list of the 50 greatest
20th-century New Hampshire sports figures in December 1999.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Montreal traded Carlson to St. Louis in exchange for Graham Herring and 1986
fifth-round pick (Eric Aubertin) on January 31, 1986.||
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