Lindsay Carson, the 6’2” 190lb native of Oxbow, Saskatchewan played seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers and Hartford Whalers. Carson possessed a heavy shot and was known for his stick handling abilities and speed on the ice.
Carson was drafted 56th overall in the 1979 Entry Draft. After an impressive 4 year career in the WHL with Saskatoon and Billings and one season in the minor leagues, Carson made the Flyers team on a full time basis in 1982-83. However due to the Flyer’s strong depth, he was quickly labeled as a role player on the Flyer’s 3rd or 4th lines. Over the course of his career he would also see lots of time on the left wing. He scored a hatrick against the Vancouver Canuck’s Richard Brodeur on December 28th, 1984.
Aside from an injury plagued 1983-84 season, he remained a big leaguer full time until 1988. Late in what proved to be his final NHL season (1987-88) Carson was traded to the Hartford Whalers. Carson finished the season in Hartford and rounded out his professional career the following year with the Whalers AHL farm team.
Lindsay Carson played in 373 NHL games collecting 66 goals and 80 assists for 146 points. He added 524 PIM in that time as well. In 48 post season appearances, Carson chipped in 4 goals and 14 points plus 56 PIM.