Todd Simpson

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Todd Simpson
Born (1973-05-28) May 28, 1973 (age 44)
North Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Florida Panthers
Phoenix Coyotes
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Ottawa Senators
Chicago Blackhawks
Montreal Canadiens
Herning Blue Fox
Hannover Scorpions
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1994–2007

Todd William Simpson (born May 28, 1973) is a Canadian former ice hockey player who spent parts of 10 seasons in the National Hockey League. He is currently a real estate agent in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Playing career[edit]

Simpson played at Brown University before switching to Canadian junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans and Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League.

In 1994, he was signed by the Calgary Flames, for whom he'd be a member of until 1999.

In the season opener against the Calgary Flames, on October 5, 1996, Simpson pushed future Hall of Famer Pavel Bure into the boards head-first which gave Bure whiplash.

For the 1999–2000 NHL season, Simpson moved to the Florida Panthers and was traded the following season to the Phoenix Coyotes.

After being claimed off waivers by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to start the 2003–04 NHL season, Simpson scored a career-high 4 goals, only to be traded to the Ottawa Senators.

Simpson played his first season overseas during the 2004–05 NHL lockout, winning the Danish league championship for Herning Blue Fox, with his teammate and younger brother Kent. He returned to the NHL to play with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Montreal Canadiens the following season.


During 2006–07 season, Simpson played for the Hannover Scorpions of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany. During the playoffs, he received a 12-game suspension for abuse of an official. The New York Islanders attempted to bring him back to the NHL for a playoff push. However, the NHL upheld his DEL suspension and Simpson would not play another professional game.

In 2011 Simpson was the 8th hockey player cast for the hit Canadian TV show "Battle of the Blades." He was partnered with United States Olympian Marcy Hinzmann.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Brown University ECAC 18 1 4 5 38
1992–93 Tri-City Americans WHL 69 5 18 23 196 4 0 0 0 13
1993–94 Tri-City Americans WHL 12 2 3 5 32
1993–94 Saskatoon Blades WHL 51 7 19 26 175 16 1 5 6 42
1994–95 Saint John Flames AHL 80 3 10 13 321 5 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Calgary Flames NHL 6 0 0 0 32
1995–96 Saint John Flames AHL 66 4 13 17 277 16 2 3 5 32
1996–97 Calgary Flames NHL 82 1 13 14 208
1997–98 Calgary Flames NHL 53 1 5 6 109
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 73 2 8 10 151
1999–2000 Florida Panthers NHL 82 1 6 7 202 4 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Florida Panthers NHL 25 1 3 4 74
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 13 0 1 1 12
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 67 2 13 15 152 5 0 2 2 6
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 66 2 7 9 135
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 46 4 3 7 105
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 16 0 1 1 47
2004–05 Herning Blue Fox DNK 7 2 3 5 35 16 3 5 8 82
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 0 3 3 116
2005–06 Montréal Canadiens NHL 6 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Hannover Scorpions DEL 45 1 9 10 174 6 0 0 0 49
NHL totals 580 14 63 77 1357 9 0 2 2 10

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Preceded by
Theoren Fleury
Calgary Flames captain
199799
Succeeded by
Steve Smith