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GETTING TO KNOW...CHRIS SIMON

Wednesday, 02.21.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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GETTING TO KNOW...CHRIS SIMON

Chris Simon was born in Wawa, Ontario to father John, a member of the Ojibwa tribe and mother Linda. Chris has been to three Stanley Cup finals with three different teams: Colorado, Washington and Calgary, winning in 1996 with the Avalanche. Chris is married to wife Valerie and has two sons and two daughters.

 

Pop Culture Challenge

Favorite non-North American city: Haven't been outside of North America
Best NHL Fighter: Rick Tocchet
Favorite TV Show: The Sopranos
Best arena outside Long Island: Bell Centre in Montreal
Worst Arena: RBC Center in Carolina
Do you like the shootout? No
Which team do you most look forward to playing? All of them
Green Day or Eminem? Eminem
Batman or Superman? Neither
What actor would play you in a movie? Russell Crowe
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Like the color orange? Yes
What do you like about Long Island? I like the neighborhoods
If you could have dinner with two people who would they be? Muhammed Ali and Crazy Horse (A Great Indian Chief)
Favorite thing about Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: The kindness of the people
What event in history would you like to have been a part of? Live in a time when people lived off of the land


A self scouting report:
"I'm a physical player that needs to play that way to create offensive chances. I've always been a guy who has stood up for himself and my teammates."

On his early hockey career:
"I started playing hockey when I was four or five, and played on a team when I was that young. Later, I got drafted to the Ottawa 67's in the OHL and from the there got traded to the Greyhounds of the OHL. I got drafted by the Flyers in 1990 and it's been great from there."

On his hockey coaches:
"I've had a lot of great coaches. I can't pick just one as my most influential. It's no secret that Ted (Nolan) helped me a lot in Juniors, so through Juniors it would have to be him. It's great to be back playing under him again. In the NHL, I've had a lot of different coaches who have helped me in different ways."

On the best leaders he's played with:
"There are two guys that come to mind. The first would be Steve Konowalchuk who I played with for a long time. Steve's everyday habits were great to see. For young players he's the type of guy you want around. The other would be Mark Messier who I played with on the Rangers. Mark to me is the ultimate leader. The way he carries himself and the way he makes people feel around the rink is awesome."

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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