Jack Carlson (born August 23, 1954 in Virginia, Minnesota) is a retired American ice hockey forward.
Carlson played in the World Hockey Association with the Minnesota Fighting Saints, Edmonton Oilers and New England Whalers, and in the National Hockey League for the Minnesota North Stars and St. Louis Blues. He was a fan favorite with his hard-hitting style, piling up 1111 penalty minutes in 508 professional games.
Carlson's brothers Steve and Jeff are also former professional hockey players, and famous for roles in the movie Slap Shot as two of the Hanson Brothers. Jack was originally supposed to play the third brother; however, he was called up by the Edmonton Oilers just prior to shooting and was replaced by Dave Hanson.
Jack is a currently an acting referee and linesman for the Twin Cities AHA Hockey League.
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... Jack Carlson was unable to act in the film as the Edmonton Oilers called him up for the WHA playoffs ... While the film's 'Hanson Brothers' were based on the real Carlson Brothers, the character of "Killer Carlson" is based on Dave Hanson-whose real hockey nickname was "Killer" Hanson ... Thus, Dave Hanson filled in for Jack Carlson as one of the fictional Hanson Brothers - while another actor played a character modeled after Dave Hanson ...
... on three actual brothers, Jeff, Steve and Jack Carlson, who played with Ned Dowd on the Jets ... The character of "Dave 'Killer' Carlson" is based on then-Jets player Dave "Killer" Hanson ... Steve and Jeff Carlson played their Hanson brother counterparts in the film ...
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