Ken Linseman

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 (180 cm)
Weight: 180 lbs. (82 kg)

Born: August 11, 1958 in Kingston, Ontario
Draft: Philadelphia, 1st round (7th overall), 1978 NHL Amateur
Amateur Teams: Kingston Canadians

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 4, 2015 1:25 AM

NHL/WHA Regular Season

Scoring Goals Assists Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1977-78 19 BRB WHA 71 38 38 76 6 126 29 5 4 216 17.6
1978-79 20 PHI NHL 30 5 20 25 16 23 4 1 0 1 14 5 1 57 8.8
1979-80 21 PHI NHL 80 22 57 79 26 107 20 2 0 4 43 14 0 168 13.1 AS-8
1980-81 22 PHI NHL 51 17 30 47 9 150 15 1 1 1 23 7 0 126 13.5
1981-82 23 PHI NHL 79 24 68 92 6 275 19 2 3 0 47 21 0 212 11.3
1982-83 24 EDM NHL 72 33 42 75 16 181 19 10 4 3 32 10 0 141 23.4
1983-84 25 EDM NHL 72 18 49 67 30 119 12 5 1 2 39 6 4 105 17.1
1984-85 26 BOS NHL 74 25 49 74 22 126 19 5 1 5 31 18 0 162 15.4
1985-86 27 BOS NHL 64 23 58 81 15 97 15 8 0 3 30 28 0 132 17.4
1986-87 28 BOS NHL 64 15 34 49 15 126 12 3 0 3 30 4 0 94 16.0
1987-88 29 BOS NHL 77 29 45 74 36 167 22 7 0 5 31 12 2 150 19.3 Selke-15
1988-89 30 BOS NHL 78 27 45 72 15 164 13 13 1 2 23 19 3 159 17.0
1989-90 31 TOT NHL 61 11 25 36 5 96 9 2 0 0 18 7 0 79 13.9
1989-90 31 BOS NHL 32 6 16 22 12 66 5 1 0 0 12 4 0 47 12.8
1989-90 31 PHI NHL 29 5 9 14 -7 30 4 1 0 0 6 3 0 32 15.6
1990-91 32 EDM NHL 56 7 29 36 15 94 4 2 1 0 28 1 0 49 14.3
1991-92 33 TOR NHL 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 yrs BOS NHL 389 125 247 372 115 746 86 37 2 18 157 85 5 744 16.8
5 yrs PHI NHL 269 73 184 257 50 585 62 7 4 6 133 50 1 595 12.3
3 yrs EDM NHL 200 58 120 178 61 394 35 17 6 5 99 17 4 295 19.7
1 yr TOR NHL 2 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 yr BRB WHA 71 38 38 76 6 126 29 5 4 216 17.6
Career NHL 860 256 551 807 224 1727 183 61 12 29 389 152 10 1634 15.7
Career WHA 71 38 38 76 6 126 29 5 4 216 17.6

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1977-78 19 BRB WHA 71 32 0.54 0.54 1.07 0.45 1.77 3.04 6
1978-79 20 PHI NHL 30 8 0.17 0.67 0.83 0.28 0.77 1.90 4 17 21 7 36 8 14 2 16 1.1 0.8 2.0
1979-80 21 PHI NHL 80 28 0.28 0.71 0.99 0.35 1.34 2.10 18 49 67 23 100 20 56 2 26 4.8 1.2 5.9 AS-8
1980-81 22 PHI NHL 51 18 0.33 0.59 0.92 0.34 2.94 2.47 13 23 36 13 61 15 45 8 9 2.5 0.8 3.3
1981-82 23 PHI NHL 79 31 0.30 0.86 1.16 0.40 3.48 2.68 17 50 67 23 109 29 95 21 6 4.5 1.0 5.6
1982-83 24 EDM NHL 72 30 0.46 0.58 1.04 0.42 2.51 1.96 26 34 60 23 121 34 87 16 16 5.0 0.7 5.6
1983-84 25 EDM NHL 72 23 0.25 0.68 0.93 0.32 1.65 1.46 14 39 53 18 101 22 62 13 30 3.1 1.0 4.1
1984-85 26 BOS NHL 74 27 0.34 0.66 1.00 0.36 1.70 2.19 20 39 59 22 110 39 56 7 22 4.0 1.6 5.6
1985-86 27 BOS NHL 64 28 0.36 0.91 1.27 0.44 1.52 2.06 18 46 64 22 119 54 62 12 15 4.7 1.2 5.9
1986-87 28 BOS NHL 64 17 0.23 0.53 0.77 0.27 1.97 1.47 13 29 42 15 78 14 49 0 15 2.3 1.2 3.5
1987-88 29 BOS NHL 77 28 0.38 0.58 0.96 0.36 2.17 1.95 24 38 62 23 120 36 65 17 36 4.6 2.0 6.6 Selke-15
1988-89 30 BOS NHL 78 27 0.35 0.58 0.92 0.35 2.10 2.04 22 37 59 22 107 44 67 19 15 4.3 1.6 5.9
1989-90 31 TOT NHL 61 13 0.18 0.41 0.59 0.21 1.57 1.30 9 20 29 10 62 19 46 8 5 1.1 1.0 2.1
1989-90 31 BOS NHL 32 8 0.19 0.50 0.69 0.24 2.06 1.47 5 13 18 6 40 11 20 3 12 0.8 0.8 1.6
1989-90 31 PHI NHL 29 5 0.17 0.31 0.48 0.18 1.03 1.10 4 7 11 4 22 8 26 5 -7 0.3 0.2 0.4
1990-91 32 EDM NHL 56 12 0.13 0.52 0.64 0.21 1.68 0.88 6 26 32 10 53 7 36 5 15 1.3 1.1 2.3
1991-92 33 TOR NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
6 yrs BOS NHL 389 136 0.32 0.63 0.96 0.35 1.92 1.91 102 202 304 111 574 198 319 58 115 20.7 8.4 29.1
5 yrs PHI NHL 269 91 0.27 0.68 0.96 0.34 2.17 2.21 56 146 202 70 328 80 236 38 50 13.2 4.0 17.2
3 yrs EDM NHL 200 65 0.29 0.60 0.89 0.32 1.97 1.48 46 99 145 52 275 63 185 34 61 9.3 2.8 12.1
1 yr TOR NHL 2 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -2 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
1 yr BRB WHA 71 32 0.54 0.54 1.07 0.45 1.77 3.04 6
Career NHL 860 291 0.30 0.64 0.94 0.34 2.01 1.90 204 447 651 233 1177 341 742 130 224 43.1 15.2 58.3
Career WHA 71 32 0.54 0.54 1.07 0.45 1.77 3.04 6

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1977-78 19 BRB WHA 5 2 2 4 1 15 0
1978-79 20 PHI NHL 8 2 6 8 22 2 0 0 1
1979-80 21 PHI NHL 17 4 18 22 40 4 0 0 1
1980-81 22 PHI NHL 12 4 16 20 67 4 0 0 3
1981-82 23 PHI NHL 4 1 2 3 6 0 1 0 0
1982-83 24 EDM NHL 16 6 8 14 22 5 1 0 1
1983-84 25 EDM NHL SC 19 10 4 14 5 65 6 3 1 4 44 22.7
1984-85 26 BOS NHL 5 4 6 10 6 8 4 0 0 1 12 33.3
1985-86 27 BOS NHL 3 0 1 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
1986-87 28 BOS NHL 4 1 1 2 -2 22 1 0 0 0 5 20.0
1987-88 29 BOS NHL 23 11 14 25 4 56 6 4 1 0 45 24.4
1990-91 32 EDM NHL 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career NHL 1 113 43 77 120 14 325 32 9 2 11 112 23.2
Career WHA 5 2 2 4 1 15 0

NHL Playoff Overtime Goals

Date Location Team Final Score Opponent OTs OT Time Elapsed
1979-04-16 PHI PHI 3-2 NYR 1 0:44
1980-04-11 EDM PHI 3-2 EDM 2 23:56

Other Regular Season

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1974-75 16 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 59 19 28 47 70
1975-76 17 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 65 61 51 112 92
1976-77 18 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 63 53 74 127 210
1978-79 20 Maine Mariners AHL 38 17 22 39 106
1981-82 23 Canada Can-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
1991-92 33 HC Asiago Italy 5 3 3 6 4
Career 1 Season AHL 38 17 22 39 106
Career 1 Season Can-Cup 4 0 1 1 4
Career 1 Season Italy 5 3 3 6 4
Career 3 Seasons OMJHL 187 133 153 286 372

Other Playoffs

Scoring Goals Shots Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1974-75 16 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 8 2 5 7 8
1975-76 17 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 7 5 0 5 18
1976-77 18 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 10 9 12 21 54
1991-92 33 HC Asiago Italy 7 3 4 7 47
Career 1 Season Italy 7 3 4 7 47
Career 3 Seasons OMJHL 25 16 17 33 80

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2014-15)
Thru 14 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ken Linseman 6.6 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.6 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.3 2.1 2.0 -0.1
Andrew Cassels 92.7 6.9 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.8 4.0 3.7 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.2 0.2
Bill Mosienko 92.7 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 1.3 0.2
Russ Courtnall 92.3 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.3 5.4 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.6 1.7 0.7 0.3
Yanic Perreault 92.1 6.6 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.0 3.3 2.5 1.3 0.5 0.2
Camille Henry 91.7 7.0 6.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.1 2.0 1.8 0.6 0.2
Syd Howe 90.7 6.2 5.2 4.8 4.8 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.0 1.4 -0.1 -0.1
Ed Olczyk 90.7 7.2 6.6 6.4 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.2 3.4 3.2 2.5 1.6 0.7 0.0
Cliff Ronning 90.6 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.4 4.8 4.6 4.2 3.5 1.7 1.6 0.8
Butch Goring 89.8 7.8 7.0 6.9 6.4 6.0 5.9 5.6 5.4 4.3 3.7 2.7 2.4 0.9 0.4
Marco Sturm 89.8 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 2.9 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Ken Linseman 6.6 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.6 4.1 3.5 3.3 2.3 2.1 2.0 -0.1
Bill Mosienko 92.7 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.7 4.6 4.4 3.9 3.7 3.2 3.0 2.5 1.9 1.3 0.2
Yanic Perreault 92.1 6.6 5.9 5.9 5.8 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.1 4.0 3.3 2.5 1.3 0.5 0.2
Russ Courtnall 91.8 6.7 6.6 6.3 6.3 5.4 4.7 3.8 3.2 3.2 3.1 2.6 1.7 1.4 1.1 0.7 0.3
Camille Henry 91.7 7.0 6.6 5.6 5.5 5.5 5.4 4.3 3.7 3.7 3.1 2.0 1.8 0.6 0.2
Andrew Cassels 91.4 6.9 6.0 5.8 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.8 4.0 3.7 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.2 1.1 0.7 0.2
Ed Olczyk 90.4 7.2 6.6 6.4 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.2 5.2 3.4 3.2 2.5 2.0 1.6 0.7 0.0 -0.2
Derek King 89.8 6.9 6.7 6.4 6.0 5.9 4.9 3.6 3.0 2.8 2.2 2.1 2.0 0.6 -0.1
Marco Sturm 89.8 6.9 6.5 6.2 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.1 4.1 2.9 2.5 2.3 1.9 1.8 -0.6
Mike Foligno 89.5 7.2 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.5 3.4 2.9 1.3 1.2 0.8 0.3
Rick Kehoe 89.4 7.8 6.7 6.2 5.6 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.4 2.6 1.1 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

August 19, 1982: Traded to Hartford by Philadelphia with Greg Adams and Philadelphia's 1st (David Jensen) and 3rd (Leif Karlsson) round choices in 1983 Entry Draft for Mark Howe and Hartford's 3rd round choice (Derrick Smith) in 1983 Entry Draft, August 19, 1982.

August 19, 1982: Traded to Edmonton by Harford with Dan Nachbaur for Risto Siltanen and the rights to Brent Loney, August 19, 1982.

June 21, 1984: Traded to Boston by Edmonton for Mike Krushelnyski, June 21, 1984.

January 16, 1990: Traded to Philadelphia by Boston for Dave Poulin, January 16, 1990.

August 31, 1990: Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, August 31, 1990.

October 7, 1991: Traded to Toronto by Edmonton for cash, October 7, 1991.

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