Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Thomas Steen
Thomas Steen was born on June 8, 1960, and he first played hockey with Grums IK. Later he joined one of Sweden's strongest clubs, Leksand, and then moved to Farjestad, where his partner in offense was Hakan Loob. Swedish coach Tommy Sandlin gave Steen high praise, calling him "a particularly intelligent and competent player."

Under Sweden's flag, Steen played in 75 official games and won two silver medals at the 1981 World Championship in Gothenburg and at the 1986 World Championship in Moscow. He believes his most memorable contest was the 1984 Canada Cup, when his partners in offense were Kent Nilsson and Hakan Loob. Thanks mainly to their efforts, Sweden took second place in the contest. On Sweden's list of "Great Men," Steen is in 128th position.

Steen played with the NHL's Winnipeg Jets for 14 seasons and was also team captain. While in the NHL, Steen played in 950 games and scored 264 goals. When he ended his career with the Jets in 1994, his number 25 jersey was raised in Winnipeg's hockey arena. Only one other Jets player before him had been so honored the legendary Bobby Hull.

At the end of his career in Canada, Steen returned to Europe, where in the 1996-97 season he played for Eisbaren in Berlin, Germany. Today he is assistant coach for Vastra Frolunda, where his son Alexander plays for the junior team, carrying on a family tradition.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Grums IK Sweden-2 21 4 5 9
1976-77 Leksands IF Sweden 2 1 1 2 2
1976-77 Sweden EJC-A 6 5 3 8 6
1977-78 Leksands IF Sweden 35 5 6 11 30
1977-78 Sweden WJC-A 7 3 3 6 4
1978-79 Leksands IF Sweden 23 13 4 17 35 2 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Sweden WJC-A 6 5 1 6 6
1979-80 Leksands IF Sweden 18 7 7 14 14 2 0 0 0 6
1979-80 Sweden WJC-A 5 2 4 6 12
1980-81 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 32 16 23 39 30 7 4 2 6 8
1980-81 Sweden WEC-A 8 1 3 4 6
1981-82 Sweden Can-Cup 3 0 0 0 2
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 73 15 29 44 42 +16 4 0 4 4 2
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 26 33 59 60 -6 3 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 20 45 65 69 -5 3 0 1 1 9
1984-85 Sweden Can-Cup 8 7 1 8 4
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 30 54 84 80 -1 8 2 3 5 17
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 17 47 64 76 -29 3 1 1 2 4
1985-86 Sweden WEC-A 8 8 3 11 16
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 75 17 33 50 59 +7 10 3 4 7 8
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 76 16 38 54 53 -11 5 1 5 6 2
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 27 61 88 80 +14
1988-89 Sweden WEC-A 10 2 4 6 10
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 53 18 48 66 35 +2 7 2 5 7 16
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 58 19 48 67 49 -3
1991-92 Sweden Can-Cup 6 0 3 3 11
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 38 13 25 38 29 +5 7 2 4 6 2
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 22 50 72 75 -8 6 1 3 4 2
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 76 19 32 51 32 -38
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 31 5 10 15 14 -13
1995-96 Frankfurt Lions Germany 4 1 0 1 2 3 0 1 1 6
1996-97 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 49 15 18 33 48 8 0 2 2 27
1997-98 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 43 4 7 11 20 10 3 4 7 10
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin Germany 40 7 15 22 28 8 1 5 6 2
1998-99 EHC Eisbaren Berlin EuroHL 5 1 2 3 2 6 0 2 2 0
NHL Totals 950 264 553 817 753 56 12 32 44 62


WJC-A All-Star Team (1979)
Swedish World All-Star Team (1981, 1985, 1986)