June 14, 1978 |
Shaker Heights, OH, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|EIHL team||Sheffield Steelers|
|Played for||Atlanta Thrashers
Columbus Blue Jackets
|NHL Draft||110th overall, 1997
Benjamin Clarke Simon (born June 14, 1978) is a retired American professional ice hockey player who last played with the Sheffield Steelers of the Elite Ice Hockey League during the 2010-11 season. He is currently the head coach of the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones.
He was drafted 110th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and has played 81 games in the NHL with the Atlanta Thrashers and Columbus Blue Jackets, scoring three goals and one assist. In the 2007–08 AHL season, he played for the Springfield Falcons. For the 2008–09 season, Simon played with the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In July 2010, he signed up for his first coaching role, as Player/Coach for the Sheffield Steelers in the British Elite Ice Hockey League for the 2010–11 season. After winning the regualar season championship with the Steelers, Simon decided not to return to the Steelers for another season.
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA Second Team||1998-99|