Alexander Steen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but splits nationality with Canada and Sweden. Internationally, he represents Sweden. Steen spent most of his early career, from 1999 to 2004, playing for Frolunda HC in Sweden. He was a mildly effective player on that squad, putting up modest numbers. Steen was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 24th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He spent time in Sweden again, this time with Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik before debuting with the Leafs in October of 2005. Steen scored his first NHL goal on October 8 of 2005 during the Montreal Canadiens. This marked the first time that a Swedish father and son had both scored in the National Hockey League. Steen has excellent awareness on the ice and has good hockey sense, making him a threat to opponents each night. He doesn't have a big shot, however, and lacks some offensive finish that will likely come as he continues his career. Steen has played for the Leafs for two full NHL seasons thus far, registering 80 points in 157 total NHL games over the past two years. He should be a top line forward as he develops and will continue to push his game. Steen is noted for his creativity and his drive to the net with the puck, making him a hard player to handle despite his unimpressive size.