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). Steen was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs 24th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, and started his NHL career with Toronto. Steen won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues.
Steen with the Blues in 2011
1 March 1984|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
Toronto Maple Leafs
24th overall, 2002|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple LeafsEdit
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.
St. Louis BluesEdit
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 on a short-term contract 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. 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.
Steen signed a three-year, $17.4 million contract with the Blues on 18 December 2013.
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.
On 23 September 2016, he signed a four-year, $23 million contract extension with the Blues.
Steen won the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals with the Blues, St. Louis' first Stanley Cup in their 52-year franchise history.
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 tenure with the Jets, he 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||75||18||27||45||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||15||20||35||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||76||15||27||42||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||20||2||2||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||61||6||18||24||24||4||0||1||1||0|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||24||23||47||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||72||20||31||51||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||St. Louis Blues||NHL||43||15||13||28||28||9||1||2||3||6|
|2012–13||St. Louis Blues||NHL||40||8||19||27||14||6||3||0||3||6|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||33||29||62||46||6||1||2||3||6|
|2014–15||St. Louis Blues||NHL||74||24||40||64||33||6||1||3||4||2|
|2015–16||St. Louis Blues||NHL||67||17||35||52||48||20||4||6||10||30|
|2016–17||St. Louis Blues||NHL||76||16||35||51||53||10||3||4||7||4|
|2017–18||St. Louis Blues||NHL||76||15||31||46||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||St. Louis Blues||NHL||65||10||17||27||14||26||2||3||5||2|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Steen till Modo upprör Frölunda" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2007.
- "Alexander Steen till Modo" (in Swedish). Upsala NYa Tidning. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2007.
- "Maple Leafs burn Bruins with 10 goals". Associated Press. 4 January 2007. Archived from the original on 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues". tsn.ca. 24 November 2008. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- "Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo". sportsnet.ca. 24 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 December 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
- The Canadian Press (1 July 2010). "ST. LOUIS BLUES SIGN FORWARD ALEX STEEN TO FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION". thehockeynews.com. St. Louis: The Hockey News. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Steen Named NHL's First Star for October". NHL.com. St. Louis: St. Louis Blues. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Steen saves Blues again against Hurricanes". National Hockey League. 17 November 2013.
- The Associated Press; Pierre LeBrun (20 December 2013). "Alexander Steen signs with Blues". ESPN.com. St. Louis: ESPN. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- "Steen Nominated for Masterton Trophy". NHL.com. 4 April 2014.
- Pinkert, Chris (23 September 2016). "Steen signs 4-year extension". NHL.com. St. Louis: St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- McGran, Kevin (7 September 2007). "Steen Foundation is a family affair". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
- "Blues win cup for first time, defeat Bruins in Game 7 of final". National Hockey League. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2019.