Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ken Solheim
Ken Solheim played his junior hockey with the St. Albert Saints of the AJHL from 1977 to 1979 and then moved on to the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers for two more seasons. The Blackhawks in the second round of the 1980 Entry Draft selected him. In his last season with the Tigers, he led the league in goals and was selected to the all-star team.

After playing five games for the Hawks, Solheim was traded to the North Stars in 1980 where he saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The 1981-82 season saw him split time in Minnesota and the team's CHL affiliate in Nashville. The next year, he played 25 games with the North Stars before being dealt to the Red Wings.

Solheim spent the next season in the AHL and was then traded back to the North Stars, where he played one more season before signing with the Oilers for the 1985-86 season. He spent the majority of the year back in the AHL where he spent his last playing days, retiring at the end of the season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 St. Albert Saints AJHL 60 26 16 42 31
1977-78 Medicine Hat Tigers WCJHL 7 0 0 0 0
1978-79 St. Albert Saints AJHL 60 47 42 89 91
1979-80 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 54 33 87 50 13 1 6 7 16
1980-81 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 64 68 43 111 87 5 5 4 9 2
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 2 0 2 0 -3
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 5 2 1 3 0 +3 2 1 0 1 0
1981-82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 29 4 5 9 4 -8 1 0 1 1 2
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 44 23 18 41 40
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 25 2 4 6 4 +1
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 22 14 3 17 4
1982-83 Detroit Red Wings NHL 10 0 0 0 2 -2
1983-84 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 61 24 20 44 13 7 1 1 2 0
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 55 8 10 18 19 -15
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 17 6 8 14 0 4 2 0 2 2
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 1 0 1 5 -2
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 71 19 27 46 45
NHL Totals 135 19 20 39 34 3 1 1 2 2


WHL First All-Star Team (1981) Traded to Minnesota by Chicago with Chicago's 2nd round pick (Tom Hirsch) in 1981 NHL Draft for Glen Sharpley, December 29, 1980. Traded to Detroit by Minnesota for future considerations, March 8, 1983. Traded to Minnesota by Detroit for future considerations, September 20, 1984. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 15, 1985.
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