Dave Simpson (ice hockey)

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Dave Simpson
Born (1962-03-03) March 3, 1962 (age 55)
London, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Indianapolis Checkers
Baltimore Skipjacks
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1980
New York Islanders
Playing career 1981–1986

Dave Stewart Simpson (born March 3, 1962 in London, Ontario) is a former ice hockey player, now executive director of the Business Families Centre at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and known as David Simpson.[1]

He played junior hockey for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, and recorded the best single season in team history when he recorded 155 points in 1981-82. He holds the record for most points by a rookie in a single game.[2] In that year he also won the Red Tilson Trophy, Bobby Smith Trophy, William Hanley Trophy and the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy for his accomplishments in junior hockey, as well as being named the CHL Player of the Year. No other player in OHL history has won so many trophies in one season.

He was drafted in the third round (59th overall) of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by NY Islanders. He played minor pro hockey in Indianapolis and Baltimore, but decided in 1984 that hockey was not for him and quit to concentrate on his schooling. He received a B.A. in 1985 from the University of Western Ontario, and an M.B.A. in 1988 from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

He is the older brother of former NHL player and assistant coach and current CBC hockey broadcaster Craig Simpson and MSG Plus sportscaster Christine Simpson. He is also the son of former Canadian Olympic athlete Marion Simpson.

Simpson's nephew, Dillon Simpson, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers.

Preceded by
Dale Hawerchuk
CHL Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine


  1. ^ "Small business primed to grow". CBC News. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Most Points By A Rookie, One Game". CHL Record Book. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved 22 December 2009. [dead link]

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