Simon Despres (D)
San Diego Gulls
2012-13: Began season with WBS, recording four goals, three assists and 28 penalty minutes in 27 games…Posted 1g-1a on 11/24/12 vs. TOR…Collected seven points (2g-5a) and 20 PIM in 33 games for Pittsburgh (NHL)….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. STJ…Compiled 15 points (5+10) and 45 PIM in 44 games with WBS…Posted a goal and three assists in 18 regular season games with Pittsburgh…Appeared in three playoff games…Recalled by Pittsburgh five times…Scored first NHL goal vs. Buffalo (12/17)…Made NHL debut on 12/1 @ Washington…Voted a starter for 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, but missed game due to injury…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 2010-11… Won Emile Bouchard Trophy as QMJHL’s Defenseman of the Year…Part of 2011 Memorial Cup winning St. John’s squad….Member of President’s Cup (QMJHL Champion) Sea Dogs team that defeated Gatineau Olympiques 4-2 in series…Helped Team Canada take home silver at 2011 World Jr. Championships…Totaled 25 goals, 109 assists and 245 penalty minutes in 240 games over four seasons with St. John. Reached President’s Cup Final in 2009-10 with St. John, falling to Moncton…Totaled 25 goals, 109 assists and 245 penalty minutes in 240 games over four seasons with St. John.