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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
The Penguins are 7-0-3 when Despres records a point this season. Has 4 points (1G-3A) his last 10 games. Is 1st on the team and 4th in the NHL among defensemen with a career-high 146 hits. His 69 blocked shots rank 3rd on PIT. His 2 goals (tied) 11 assists and 12 points are a career high. Netted his 1st career overtime and game-winning goal Jan. 30 at NJ. Recorded 7 shots Dec. 29 at NJ - 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. 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. Career Info: Highs: G: 1 A: 2 P: 2 PPG: 1 SHG: 0
Quote of the Day

I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday