Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
Simon Despres

Simon Despres  #24

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: July 27, 1991  (AGE 23)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Laval, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 214 DRAFTED: PIT / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (30th overall)    Prospect Bio
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Notched his third assist of the postseason with a +1 rating in 18:31 TOI, Apr. 30 vs. CGY...had one takeaway and one blocked shot - Has 0-2=2 points in as many games and 0-3=3 points in his last four - Collected his first career postseason point (assist), Apr. 18 vs. WPG - Made his Anaheim postseason debut, Apr. 16 vs. WPG Playoff Experience: - Has appeared in two previous Stanley Cup Playoffs with Pittsburgh in 2012 and 2013 - Made his Stanley Cup debut in 2013, going scoreless in three first-round games vs. PHI 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his fourth NHL season, his first with Anaheim - Began the season with Pittsburgh before being acquired at the trade deadline on Mar. 2 combined for 3-20=23 points with a +11 rating and 86 PIM in 75 games with the Ducks and Penguins - Set career highs in all major offensive categories, including goals, assists, points, plus/minus and games played
Quote of the Day

I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal