Extended Interview: Jack Carlson, Former Minnesota North Stars Player

April 26, 2017 10:34 AM

KSTP's Investigative Team sat down with Jack Carlson, a former Minnesota North Stars player, as part of the "Fighting Back" series.

FOLLOW the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation here.

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Carlson played 236 games in the NHL over six seasons in the 1970s and 1980s - the league's golden era of fighting.

Carlson grew up on Minnesota's Iron Range and played for the North Stars from 1978 to 1982, and again from 1986 to 1987.

He was a designated "enforcer" and says fighting "was my job...it was what I was paid to do."

He is part of the federal lawsuit that accuses the NHL of promoting fighting and violence while downplaying the health risks of concussions.

WATCH an extended interview with Carlson via the video player above.

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