Reid Simpson

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Reid Simpson
Born (1969-05-21) May 21, 1969 (age 48)
Flin Flon, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
New Jersey Devils
Chicago Blackhawks
Tampa Bay Lightning
St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 72nd overall, 1989
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1990–2007

Reid Philip Simpson (born May 21, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played twelve seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Simpson was recently featured in the book "Warriors on the Ice: Hockey's Toughest Talk.".[1] In it, Simpson spoke about his epic fights with Joey Kocur, Bob Probert, and Stu Grimson.

Playing career[edit]

Simpson was drafted 72nd overall by the Flyers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play in 301 regular season games, notching up 18 goals and 18 assists for 36 points, racking up 838 penalty minutes in the process. The veteran attempted a comeback during the 2009–10 season in the American Hockey League for the Chicago Wolves. Simpson played 14 games for the Wolves. Before his return he had spent from 2005 until 2007 playing in the Russian Super League.[2]

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