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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89