Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XLVIII: 295-291

Today's recap includes left winger Paul Henderson, defenseman Glen Featherstone, right wingers Chuck Arnason and Bill Lindsay, and center Kari Jalonen.

295. Paul Henderson

Henderson was a 5’10", 180 lb. left winger from Kincardine, Ontario. Born on January 28th, 1943, he played three seasons with the OHA’s Hamilton Red Wings as a teenager starting in 1960-61 (80 games, 25 goals, 22 assists).

Henderson had a long NHL/WHA career before joining the Flames. He played six seasons with the Detroit Red Wings (269 games, 67 goals, 79 assists), seven seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs (408 games, 162 goals, 156 assists), two seasons with the Toronto Toros (123 games, 56 goals, 62 assists), and three seasons with the Birmingham Bulls (237 games, 84 goals, 81 assists).

The Atlanta Flames signed Henderson as a free agent during the 1979 offseason. 1979-80 would be his last season that he would play at hockey’s top level. He appeared in 30 games for the Flames, scoring seven goals on 29 shots. He added six assists, a plus-5 rating, and six penalty minutes. He also spent the other part of the season and all of the next with the now-CHL Birmingham Bulls (82 games, 23 goals, 29 assists). He is currently a motivational speaker on the born-again Christian circuit. He is also a co-author and a minister.

All-TIme Statline: 30 games, seven goals, six assists, plus-5 rating, six penalty minutes, 0.86 point shares.

294. Glen Featherstone

Featherstone was a 6’4", 215 lb. defenseman from Toronto, Ontario. Born on July 8th, 1968, he played three seasons at the Junior Hockey level in the OHL with the Windsor Compuware Spitfires (149 games, 13 goals, 44 assists, 490 PiM). After his first season, the St. Louis Blues selected him in the fourth round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, 73rd overall.

In 1988-89, Featherstone made his big league debut with the Blues, playing in parts of the next three seasons with the club (144 games, five goals, 29 assists, 371 PiM). He also made 52 appearances with the IHL’s Peoria Rivermen (six goals, 23 assists, 140 PiM). Later, he appeared with the Boston Bruins (99 games, seven goals, 13 assists, 274 PiM), the New York Rangers (six games, one goal, 18 PiM), and the Hartford Whalers (122 games, five goals, 16 assists, 257 PiM). On March 5th, 1997, he was traded with Hnat Domenichelli, a second round pick (Dimitri Kokorev) and a third round pick (Paul Manning) from the Whalers to the Flames for Steve Chiasson and a third round pick (Francis Lessard).

Featherstone scored an assist in his first game with Calgary, in a win over the Florida Panthers, 3-1. On March 15th, he scored his only Flames goal, and the last NHL marker of his career in a 5-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings. He would total one goal on 27 shots with three assists, a minus-1 rating and 19 penalty minutes in 13 appearances to close out 1996-97.

All-Time Statline: 13 games, one goal, three assists, minus-1 rating, 19 penalty minutes, 0.88 point shares.

293. Bill Lindsay

Lindsay was a 6’, 195 lb. right winger from Fernie, British Columbia. Born on May 17th, 1971, he was a fifth round pick of the Quebec Nordiques in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 103rd overall. He would total three seasons in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans, scoring 120 markers and 151 helpers in 177 contests.

Lindsay played in parts of two seasons with Quebec (67 games, six goals, 13 assist) and seven seasons for the Florida Panthers (506 games, 67 goals, 98 assists, 609 PiM). The Panthers traded him to the Flames for Todd Simpson just before the start of the 1999-00 season.

Lindsay ranked second on Calgary by appearing in 80 games that season. He played 12:55 per game and scored eight goals on 147 shots. He also racked up 12 assists, 86 penalty minutes, and a minus-7 rating. On January 18th, he scored the game winner in a 6-1 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings. He earned two assists on February 16th in a 6-5 loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. His last goal of the season, scored on April Fool’s Day, was the deciding factor in a 3-0 win against the San Jose Sharks.

In 2000-01, Lindsay appeared 52 times for the Flames. He played 10:32 per game, scoring a single goal on 57 shots along with nine assists, a minus-8 rating, and 97 penalty minutes. He earned two assists on December 7th in a 3-0 blanking of the Nashville Predators. In the season finale, he tabbed a trio of helpers in a 4-1 win over the Ducks. On March 6th, the Flames traded him to the Sharks for an eighth round pick (Joe Campbell).

After his time with the Sharks (16 games, four assists, 29 PiM), Lindsay later played with the Montreal Canadiens (32 games, one goal, five assists, 46 PiM) and the Atlanta Thrashers (24 games, 25 PiM). He would close out his career after spending two seasons with the Cologne Sharks (Germany, 77 games, 16 goals, 28 assists, 157 PiM) ending in 2006-07. He is currently the color commentator for Florida Panthers hockey on Fox Sports Florida.

All-Time Statline: 132 games, nine goals, 21 assists, minus-15 rating, 183 penalty minutes, 0.88 point shares.

292. Kari Jalonen

Jalonen, a native of Oulu, Finland, was born on January 6th, 1960. The 6’3", 190 lb. center spent his formative hockey playing years with his hometown Karpat Oulu - in the top league in Finland. In four seasons, he totaled 73 goals and 97 assists in 132 games.  On January 21st, 1982, he signed a free agent contract to join the Flames.

Jalonen played 25 games with Calgary to finish out the 1982-83 season. He scored nine goals on 32 shots for a team leading 28.1% shooting percentage, which led Lanny McDonald’s 24.3% (of course, McDonald scored 66 goals that season). Jalonen also had three assists, a plus-8 rating, and only four penalty minutes. He also tacked on a marker in five playoff contests, but the Flames were closed out by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round.

In 1983-84, Jalonen started out the season with the Flames. He played in only nine games, going scoreless on four shots and earning three assists and a minus-1 rating. After getting waived, the Oilers picked him up. He played three games for Edmonton, closing out his NHL career.

Jalonen rejoined Karpat Oulu, and scored 54 goals and 114 assists in 94 games over three non-consecutive seasons with the club. He also played with HIFK Helsinki (Finland, 21 goals, nine goals, nine assists), Skelleftea AIK (Sweden, 22 games, nine goals, 18 assists), TPS Turku (Finland, 157 games, 51 goals, 130 assists), Lukko Rauma (Finland, 18 games, three goals, 10 assists), and Rouen (France, 18 games, eight goals, 26 assists). He has been a coach with several of his former teams since, and is currently in the KHL with Lev Prague.

All-Time Statline: 34 games, nine goals, six assists, plus-7 rating, four penalty minutes, 0.93 point shares.

291. Chuck Arnason

Born on July 15th, 1951, Arnason was a 5’10", 180 lb. right winger from Ashern, Manitoba. He played two seasons with the Flin Flon Bombers starting in 1969-70, totaling 113 goals and 111 assists in 126 contests. The Montreal Canadiens selected him in the first round of the 1971 NHL Entry Draft, with the seventh pick off the board.

Arnason enjoyed only limited success in his two seasons in Montreal’s organization, totaling four goals and one assist in 36 games for them over two seasons. Most of his time was spent with the AHL’s Nova Scotia Voyageurs (96 games, 48 goals, 44 assists). Just after the end of the 1972-73 season, the Habs traded him to the Atlanta Flames for a first round pick (Rick Chartraw).

Arnason only played about half of a season with the Flames. He totaled seven goals on 62 shots with six assists, a plus-1 rating, and 13 penalty minutes in 33 contests. Atlanta traded him with Bob Paradise on January 4th, 1974 to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Al McDonough.

Arnason played another five seasons in the NHL with various teams. After his time in Pittsburgh (149 games, 46 goals, 40 assists), he played with the Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies (New Jersey Devils) (129 games, 31 goals, 28 assists), the Cleveland Barons (40 games, 21 goals, 13 assists), the Minnesota North Stars (one game), and the Washington Capitals (13 games, two assists). Even though technically, only the Barons went defunct, he is considered the only person to play for five "defunct" teams.

All-Time Statline: 36 games, seven goals, six assists, plus-1 rating, 13 penalty minutes, 0.94 point shares.

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