Journeyman skilled forward Jon Sim was born September 29,1977 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. A prolific scorer for the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting, for who he racked up back-to-back seasons of 55-plus goals and over 100 penalty minutes, Sim was drafted by the Dallas Stars in the third round (70th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.
The 5-foot-10, 192-pound left winger carved out a 469-game (75 goals, 64 assists, 139 points, 314 penalty minutes) career in the NHL, making stops with the Stars, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Flyers, Florida Panthers, Atlanta Thrashers, and New York Islanders in a pro career that started in 1998-99 and lasted until 2013-14.
Sim, who appeared in 15 Stanley Cup playoff games (one goal, zero assists, six penalty minutes) during his time in the NHL, also saw extensive minor league duty in the now-defunct International Hockey League, the American Hockey League as well as the top pro leagues in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
Joining the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms during the 2004-05 season, Sim was a significant contributor to the team's Calder Cup championship winning campaign. In the regular season, he posted 35 goals and 61 points in 63 games. Sim then added 10 goals, 17 points and 44 penalty minutes in 21 playoff matches.
On August 2, 2005, the Flyers signed Sim - who had been on a minor league contract with the Phantoms - to a free agent NHL contract. Averaging 11:04 of ice time (including 2:21 of power play time), Sim dressed in 39 games for the Flyers in 2005-06. During his short stay, Sim produced seven goals (four on the power play), seven assists, 14 penalty minutes and a minus-six rating. On January 23, 2006, the Flyers traded Sim to the Florida Panthers for a 2007 sixth-round pick (power forward Patrick Maroon).
During the penultimate year of his pro career, Sim had a second AHL stint with the Phantoms, who by then were relocated to Glens Falls, New York, as the Adirondack Phantoms. In 34 games, the veteran posted six goals, 19 points and 22 penalty minutes.