Phil DeSimone

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Philip DeSimone
2015 Graz 99ers - Philip DeSimone - by 2eight - DSC5031.jpg
Born (1987-03-19) March 19, 1987 (age 29)
East Amherst, NY
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Lehigh Valley Phantoms
Hamilton Bulldogs
Albany Devils
Jokerit
Södertälje SK
Björklöven IF
HC Bolzano
Graz 99ers
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 center who currently plays for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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 Allsv 30 7 14 21 24
2014–15 HC Bolzano EBEL 49 14 22 36 16 7 0 3 3 6
2015–16 Graz 99ers EBEL 39 9 13 22 18
2015–16 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 28 5 8 13 26
AHL totals 148 28 37 65 92

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
First All-Star Team 2007 [5]
Forward of the Year 2007
Player of the Year 2007 [6]
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. ^ Graz 99ers (2015-06-29). "DeSimone to Graz!" (in German). Facebook. Retrieved 2015-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Phantoms sign F Phil DeSimone to AHL deal". Lehigh Valley Phantoms. 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  5. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 290. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  6. ^ "USHL Player of the Year announced". United States Hockey League. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2009-10-02. 

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