Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Alley
After three years at the University of Wisconsin, Alley was hoping to play for the Chicago Black Hawks, the team that had drafted him 141st overall in 1973, but that was not to happen. Instead, he joined the US national team, playing at the 1975 World Championships and staying with the team all the following year to prepare for the Olympics.

At the 1976 Games in Innsbruck, the USA finished a distant fifth, and the following fall Alley returned to the U of W to finish his degree. From there he played with Birmingham in the WHA to start 1977-78 but quickly found himself in the minors. He again played for the US at the 1978 Worlds (sixth place) and returned to play all of 1978-79 with the Bulls back in the WHA.

Alley finally tried to crack the NHL, but in the next two years had only moderate success. He played just 15 games over two seasons with Hartford and retired in 1981 after spending most of those last two years in the minors.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Anoka High School High-MN 28 25 49 74
1972-73 University of Wisconsin WCHA 40 8 15 23 12
1973-74 University of Wisconsin WCHA 36 12 19 31 16
1974-75 University of Wisconsin WCHA 38 23 25 48 84
1974-75 United States WEC-A 9 1 1 2 2
1975-76 United States Nat-Tm 64 29 33 62 67
1975-76 United States Olympics 6 1 1 2 4
1976-77 University of Wisconsin WCHA 45 32 31 63 50
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 27 8 12 20 11 5 1 0 1 5
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 30 6 3 9 27
1977-78 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1977-78 United States WEC-A 3 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Birmingham Bulls WHA 78 17 24 41 36
1979-80 Hartford Whalers NHL 7 1 1 2 0 -4 3 0 1 1 0
1979-80 Springfield Indians AHL 59 25 28 53 46
1979-80 Cincinnati Stingers CHL 10 3 6 9 12
1980-81 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 2 2 4 11 +1
1980-81 Binghamton Whalers AHL 69 26 32 58 34 6 3 1 4 9
NHL Totals 15 3 3 6 11 3 0 1 1 0


Selected by New England (WHA) in 1973 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1973. WHA rights traded to Birmingham (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, July, 1977. Claimed by Hartford from Birmingham (WHA) in 1979 WHA Dispersal Draft, June 9, 1979.