Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joe Thorsteinson
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1918-19 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen MJHL
1919-20 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen MJHL
1919-20 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen M-Cup 4 6 3 9 0
1920-21 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen MJHL
1921-22 Selkirk Jr. Fishermen MJHL
1922-23 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Sr. 14 3 7 10 10
1923-24 Selkirk Fishermen MHL-Sr. 2 0 1 1 0
1924-25 Coleman Tigers ASHL
1925-26 Winnipeg Maroons CHL 21 4 1 5 22 5 1 1 2 0
1926-27 Winnipeg Maroons AHA 26 4 1 5 53 3 1 0 1 2
1926-27 Moose Jaw Maroons PrHL 16 3 0 3 4
1927-28 Regina Capitals PrHL 26 7 3 10 26
1928-29 Duluth Hornets AHA 39 8 4 12 32
1929-30 St. Paul Saints AHA 48 9 6 15 44
1930-31 Buffalo Majors AHA 42 20 14 34 38
1931-32 Buffalo Majors AHA 9 1 0 1 6
1931-32 Duluth Hornets AHA 37 5 4 9 26 4 0 0 0 2
1932-33 New York Americans NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1932-33 Edmonton Eskimos WCHL 5 2 0 2 4
1932-33 New Haven Eagles Can-Am 3 0 0 0 2
1933-34 Wichita Vikings AHA 2 2 1 3 4
1933-34 St. Louis Flyers AHA 14 0 0 0 2
1933-34 Tulsa Oilers AHA 9 1 3 4 23
1934-35 Minneapolis Millers CHL 28 2 5 7 21 5 1 2 3 2
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (AHA), November 5, 1926.