Simon Despres (D)
San Diego Gulls
2012-13: Began season with WBS, recording four goals, three assists and 28 penalty minutes in 27 gamesâ€¦Posted 1g-1a on 11/24/12 vs. TORâ€¦Collected seven points (2g-5a) and 20 PIM in 33 games for Pittsburgh (NHL)â€¦.Appeared in three postseason matches for PIT.
2012:12: First professional postseason goal was GWG at 12:08 of 2nd OT on 5/8/12 vs. STJâ€¦Compiled 15 points (5+10) and 45 PIM in 44 games with WBSâ€¦Posted a goal and three assists in 18 regular season games with Pittsburghâ€¦Appeared in three playoff gamesâ€¦Recalled by Pittsburgh five timesâ€¦Scored first NHL goal vs. Buffalo (12/17)â€¦Made NHL debut on 12/1 @ Washingtonâ€¦Voted a starter for 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, but missed game due to injuryâ€¦Notched first pro goal @ Hershey (10/22).
OTHER: Limited to 47 games, but posted 41 points (13g-28a) and 54 PIM for Saint John in 2010-11â€¦ Won Emile Bouchard Trophy as QMJHLâ€™s Defenseman of the Yearâ€¦Part of 2011 Memorial Cup winning St. Johnâ€™s squadâ€¦.Member of Presidentâ€™s Cup (QMJHL Champion) Sea Dogs team that defeated Gatineau Olympiques 4-2 in seriesâ€¦Helped Team Canada take home silver at 2011 World Jr. Championshipsâ€¦Totaled 25 goals, 109 assists and 245 penalty minutes in 240 games over four seasons with St. John. Reached Presidentâ€™s Cup Final in 2009-10 with St. John, falling to Monctonâ€¦Totaled 25 goals, 109 assists and 245 penalty minutes in 240 games over four seasons with St. John.