Right-winger Joe Thorsteinson played four games for the New York Americans in 1932-33. He was best known as a fine checker who could provide a bit of offense in the AHA.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Thorsteinson played two years with the senior Selkirk Fishermen then moved to Alberta to spend a season with the Coleman Tigers. The industrious forward then joined the Winnipeg Maroons of the AHA and the Prairie League's Moose Jaw Maroons and Regina Capitals.
Begiining in 1928-29, Thorsteinson spent four years with several different AHA clubs. In 1930-31 he recorded his only 20-goal season with the Buffalo Majors and made into four NHl games with the Americans two years later. During the last three years of his career he bounced around the WCHL, AHA, CanAm and Central League's before retiring in 1935.