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Ken Solheim
Ken Solheim
Left Wing
Born: Mar 27, 1961
Birthplace: Hythe, AB, Canada
Drafted: CHI / 1980 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (30th overall)
Ken Solheim played his junior hockey with the St. Albert Saints of the AJHL from 1977 to 1979 and then moved on to the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers for two more seasons. The Blackhawks in the second round of the 1980 Entry Draft selected him. In his last season with the Tigers, he led the league in goals and was selected to the all-star team.

After playing five games for the Hawks, Solheim was traded to the North Stars in 1980 where he saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The 1981-82 season saw him split time in Minnesota and the team's CHL affiliate in Nashville. The next year, he played 25 games with the North Stars before being dealt to the Red Wings.

Solheim spent the next season in the AHL and was then traded back to the North Stars, where he played one more season before signing with the Oilers for the 1985-86 season. He spent the majority of the year back in the AHL where he spent his last playing days, retiring at the end of the season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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