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Simon Despres

North American Skater - Saint John, QMJHL
Final Rank:8Midterm Rank:6
Position:DefensemanShoots:Left
Height:6' 4"Weight:205
Born:July 27, 1991
Born in:Laval, QC, CAN
Drafted: 2009: PIT (1st Round / 30th Overall) 


NHL Central Scouting’s Chris Bordeleau
"I think for a potential pro player, he's got the size and mobility. I've seen him many games, and he never seems to make a bad play. He's never going to get 100 points, but definitely, when you want a guy to play defense, he's your guy. He does it all, he'll block shots and he moves the puck at the right time.”

Saint John Sea Dogs head coach Jacques Beaulieu

“Simon is a very good skater with and without the puck. He has good hands for a big man and he has outstanding vision as well as hockey sense. To make it to the next level he will need to improve his upper body strength and his shot, but overall Simon is an outstanding person on and off the ice. He loves the game. He is without a doubt an NHL prospect.”