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2015 NHL Draft
Simon Despres

Simon Despres  #24

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: July 27, 1991  (AGE 24)
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: Scoreless on one shot in 19:42 TOI, May 27 @ CHI...had three blocked shots, two hits and two takeaways - Has 1-6=7 points in his last 14 games - Collected his first career postseason goal, the game winner, May 21 @ CHI - Set a career-high with 34:36 TOI, May 19 vs. CHI - Recorded two assists, his first career multi-point/assist playoff game, May 5 @ CGY...had a career-tying +2 rating - 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 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his fourth NHL season, his first with Anaheim - 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

After being through it and seeing the other [outdoor] games on TV, just the atmosphere is spectacular. To stand here -- and we are essentially almost on the blue line -- and look up [into the stands] and knowing it is going to be packed and playing our biggest rival in this setting is going to be pretty special.

— Bruins president Cam Neely on the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between Boston and Montreal at Gillette Stadium on
Jan. 1, 2016