March 19, 1987 |
East Amherst, NY
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|HC La Chaux-de-Fonds
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
|NHL Draft||84th overall, 2007
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.
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. DeSimone played upon the scoring lines with Bolzano to contribute with 36 points in 49 games.
On June 29, 2015, DeSimone opted to remain in the Austrian League, leaving Bolzano in signing a one-year contract with fellow competitors Graz 99ers. In the 2015–16 season, DeSimone played on the top scoring line of the 99ers, contributing with 9 goals and 22 points in 39 games before opting to end his contract mid-season. He returned to North America, signing for the remainder of the year with AHL club, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on January 22, 2016.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||28||5||8||13||26||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|First All-Star Team||2007|||
|Forward of the Year||2007|
|Player of the Year||2007|||
|HE All-Academic Team||2010|
- "Tom Gulitti Fire and Ice". Twitter. 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "DeSimone latest addition" (in German). HCB South Tyrol. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- Graz 99ers (2015-06-29). "DeSimone to Graz!" (in German). Facebook. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Phantoms sign F Phil DeSimone to AHL deal". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
- National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4.
- "USHL Player of the Year announced". United States Hockey League. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-02.