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Chris Simon

Chris Simon  #11

Left Wing
NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: January 30, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Wawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 232 DRAFTED: PHI / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (25th overall)
Missed majority of 1990-91 due to shoulder surgery, October, 1990. Traded to Quebec by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft to complete transaction that sent Eric Lindros to Philadelphia (June 30, 1992), July 21, 1992. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Washington by Colorado with Curtis Leschyshyn for Keith Jones and Washington's 1st (Scott Parker) and 4th (later traded back to Washington Washington selected Krys Barch) round choices in 1998 Entry Drarft, November 2, 1996. Traded to Chicago by Washington with Andrei Nikolishin for Michael Nylander, Chicago's 3rd round choice (Stephen Werner) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations, November 1, 2002. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 25, 2003. Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with NY Rangers' 7th round choice (Matt Schneider) in 2004 Entry Draft for Jamie McLennan, Blair Betts and Greg Moore, March 6, 2004. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 11, 2006. Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for Minnesota's 6th round choice (Justin DiBenedetto) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Vityaz Chekhov (KHL). May 17, 2008.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp