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Dillon Simpson (born February 10, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing under contract to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round (92nd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is the son of former NHL forward Craig Simpson.[1]

Dillon Simpson
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Born (1993-02-10) February 10, 1993 (age 26)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Columbus Blue Jackets
Cleveland Monsters (AHL)
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 92nd overall, 2011
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2014–present

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Playing careerEdit

Simpson played collegiate hockey for the University of North Dakota in the NCAA Men's Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). In his senior year, Simpson's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the inaugural 2013–14 All-NCHC First Team.[2]

After four seasons within the Oilers organization, Simpson left as a free agent and signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 1, 2018.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Spruce Grove Saints AJHL 58 12 29 41 19 16 0 6 6 6
2010–11 U. of North Dakota WCHA 30 2 8 10 8
2011–12 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 2 16 18 8
2012–13 U. of North Dakota WCHA 42 5 19 24 12
2013–14 U. of North Dakota NCHC 42 7 16 23 20
2014–15 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 71 3 14 17 14 10 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Bakersfield Condors AHL 57 4 16 20 20
2016–17 Bakersfield Condors AHL 53 3 8 11 26
2016–17 Edmonton Oilers NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2017–18 Bakersfield Condors AHL 61 4 14 18 18
2018–19 Cleveland Monsters AHL 75 3 14 17 16 8 1 3 4 4
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2

Awards and honoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "columbus blue jackets prospect Dillon Simpson aims to follow in footsteps of famous father". Edmonton Sun. July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCHC award winners announced". University of North Dakota. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Blue Jackets sign defenseman Dillon Simpson". Columbus Blue Jackets. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "NCHC First Team selected". National Collegiate Hockey Association. April 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.

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