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Craig Simpson

Craig Simpson

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: February 15, 1967
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: PIT / 1985 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1985) NCAA West First All-American Team (1985) Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh with Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph for Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp, November 24, 1987. Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton for Jozef Cierny and Buffalo's 4th round choice (Jussi Tarvainen) in 1994 Entry Draft, September 1, 1993. Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in game vs. Tampa Bay, December 1, 1993.
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I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday