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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.
Quote of the Day

Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.

— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series