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Al Karlander
Al Karlander
Center
Number: 15
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 170
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 5, 1946
Birthplace: Lac La H'ache, BC, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1967 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 2nd (17th overall)
Center Al Karlander played the equivalent of three full seasons with the Detroit Red Wings between 1969 and 1973. He was a productive goal scorer and playmaker who could also check and win faceoffs with regularity.

Born in Lac La H'ache, British Columbia, Karlander played four years of college hockey with Michigan Tech where he studied business. Following his sophomore year in 1967 he was Detroit's second pick, 17th overall, in the amateur draft. Karlander was particular strong in his junior and senior years. In 1968 he was voted on to the WCHA second all-star team while the next year he was placed on the conference's first all-star squad and was an NCAA West First-Team All-American.

He split his first two years as a pro between the Red Wings and Fort Worth of the CHL. Karlander played the full schedule in Motown in 1971-72 and 1972-73 working on a line with Alex Delvecchio and Mickey Redmond. He recorded 15 goals each year, killed penalties, and played sound defensive hockey.

After the New England Whalers chose him in the WHA general player draft in 1972 and promised more than a utility role, Karlander switched leagues. He scored 61 points in 1972-73 when he was thrust into a more offensive role. After one more year with the Whalers, he was claimed by the Indianapolis Racers in the AHA inter-league draft. Karlander retired in 1977 after consecutive 45-point seasons for the Racers.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59