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Simon Despres

Simon Despres  #47

Pittsburgh Penguins  Defenseman
NUMBER: 47 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
Has been on the ice for just 11 of Pittsburgh's 77 goals against all season. Is 1st on the team with a career-high 113 hits. Ranks 2nd among team D-men with a plus-9. Is 3rd on PIT with 49 blocked shots. His 9 points (1G-8A) are a career high. Had a career-high 10 hits and 3:17 of PP TOI Dec. 20 vs. FLA. Notched his 6th assist of the season Dec. 20 vs. FLA, establishing a new career high. Suited up for his 100th-career game Nov. 14 at TOR. Scored his 1st goal of the season Nov. 6 at WPG. Tied a career-high with 2 assists Oct. 28 vs. NJ - his 2nd 2 assist effort in a span of 3 games from Oct. 23-28. Led all Penguins defensemen with 2 points (2A) in 4 preseason contests. Finished 2nd among WBS defensemen with 9 points (2G-7A) in 17 games during the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs. Notched his 5th assist of the season on Mar. 25, 2014 - tying his career-high established in 2012-13. Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 2 P: 2 PPG: 1 SHG: 0
Quote of the Day

It's always a little bit weird, but it moves on. They've got a good team, and they played well tonight. I think that's just part of it.

— Peter Laviolette on facing his former team (Flyers) for the first time since his departure