• Simpson recorded his first WHL shutout in his first career start, stopping 28 shots and being named the first star of the game.
• He is coached in Everett by former NHL coach Craig Hartsburg and was a member of Team Canada at the 2010 Under-18 World Championship as well as Team Pacific at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
• Simpson, who was the last pick of the first round (22nd overall) in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, patterns his game after Cam Ward because “he has a good butterfly, plays very efficiently and is very composed.”
• Away from the rink, the 2009-2010 Everett Silvertips Scholastic Player of the Year Award winner, also enjoys playing golf and the guitar.
NHL Team: Edmonton Oilers NHL Player: Marc-Andre Fleury Shootout move: “Glove save” Video Game: Call of Duty Movie: The Guardian TV Show: Seinfeld Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio Cartoon: The Simpsons Website: goaliestore.com Pump-up song: “New Noise” by Refused Restaurant: Jack’s Grill Sport (other than hockey): Lacrosse Breakfast food: Waffles Superhero: Superman
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers