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Jack Carlson

Jack Carlson

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: August 23, 1954
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Virginia, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: DET / 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 7th   (117th overall)
Brother of Steve Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, June, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton (WHA) after Minnesota (WHA) franchise folded, March 10, 1976. Claimed by Calgary (WHA) from Edmonton in 1976 WHA Intra-League Draft, June, 1976. Sold to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) with Mike Antonovich, Bill Butters, Dave Keon, Jean-Louis Levasseur, Steve Carlson and John McKenzie fror cash, January, 1977. Traded to New England (WHA) by Edmonton (WHA) with Dave Keon, Steve Carlson, Dave Dryden and John McKenzie for future considerations (Dave Debol, June, 1977), Dan Arndt and cash, January, 1977. Rights traded to Minnesota by Detroit for future considerations, July 27, 1978. Traded to Minnesota by New England (WHA) for future considerations, February 1, 1979. Missed entire 1979-80 due to back surgery. Claimed by St. Louis from Minnesota in Waiver Draft, October 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, November, 1986.
Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday