Phil DeSimone

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Philip DeSimone
Born (1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 27)
East Amherst, NY
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
HC Bolzano
Hamilton Bulldogs
Albany Devils
Jokerit
Södertälje SK
Björklöven IF
NHL Draft 84th overall, 2007
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2011–present

Philip DeSimone (born 19 March 1987 in East Amherst, New York) is an American of Italian heritage professional ice hockey centre who currently plays hockey for Italian club, HCB South Tyrol who compete in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to attending the University of New Hampshire, DeSimone played three seasons (2004–07) with the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. DeSimone was selected by Washington Capitals in the 3rd round (84th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

DeSimone made his professional debut in the 2011–12 season, after signing a one-year contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. After producing an impressive 33 points in his rookie season, DeSimone was signed by fellow AHL club, the Albany Devils, on a one-year contract on July 6, 2012.[1]

After forging his first European season in the Finnish Liiga with Jokerit and the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje SK and briefly Björklöven IF, DeSimone opted to sign a one-year contract with Champions Hockey League bound HC Bolzano of the EBEL for the 2014–15 season, on August 19, 2014.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 44 2 7 9 28 6 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 15 38 53 71
2006–07 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 26 47 73 60 7 6 6 12 2
2007–08 University of New Hampshire HE 38 3 10 13 28
2008–09 University of New Hampshire HE 38 7 11 18 46
2009–10 University of New Hampshire HE 39 10 27 37 38
2010–11 University of New Hampshire HE 39 10 31 41 36
2011–12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 76 14 19 33 36
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL 44 9 10 19 30
2012–13 Trenton Titans ECHL 3 3 2 5 2
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 8 1 2 3 6
2013–14 Södertälje SK Swe.1 30 7 14 21 24
AHL totals 120 23 29 52 66

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2007 [3]
Forward of the Year 2007
Player of the Year 2007 [4]
College
HE All-Academic Team 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Gulitti Fire and Ice". Twitter. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ "DeSimone latest addition" (in German). HCB South Tyrol. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  4. ^ "USHL Player of the Year announced". United States Hockey League. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 

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