Dominik Simon (born 8 August 1994) is a Czech professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Dominik Simon
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Simon with the Penguins in 2017
Born (1994-08-08) 8 August 1994 (age 25)
Prague, Czech Republic
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
HC Sparta Praha
HC Plzeň
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 137th overall, 2015
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Simon played in the 2007 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a youth team from Chomutov.[1] He made his Czech Extraliga debut for HC Sparta Praha during the 2012–13 season. He was selected by Rimouski Océanic in the 2013 CHL Import Draft, however he did not report to Rimouski, instead staying with Sparta Praha for the 2013–14 season.[2]

In May 2014, Simon signed with HC Plzeň.[3]

After a breakout 2014–15 season with HC Plzeň in the Czech Extraliga, Simon was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 137th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Simon was signed by the Penguins to a three-year, entry-level contract on 15 July 2015.[4] He began the 2015–16 season playing for the Penguins' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He made his NHL debut on 13 March 2016, where he earned his first NHL assist in a 5–3 win against the New York Rangers.[5] After playing three games in the NHL, he was reassigned to the AHL.

Simon was recalled again from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on 8 December 2017, as Greg McKegg was reassigned.[6] Simon scored his first NHL goal on 14 January 2018 in a game against the New York Rangers.[7] Simon was injured in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers on 7 March 2018.[8] He returned to the lineup on 23 March 2018 for a game against the New Jersey Devils.[9] Simon made his playoff debut on 18 April 2018, where he also recorded his first playoff point in a 5–0 win over Philadelphia.[10]

International playEdit

Simon made his Czech Republic national team senior debut when he participated at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[11] He also represented the Czech Republic at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 HC Sparta Praha ELH 18 1 1 2 0
2012–13 HC Litoměřice CZE.1 25 9 10 19 24
2013–14 HC Sparta Praha ELH 46 4 7 11 4 10 1 1 2 6
2013–14 HC Litoměřice CZE.1 3 0 1 1 12
2014–15 HC Plzeň ELH 52 18 12 30 20 4 1 2 3 4
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 68 25 23 48 36 7 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 3 0 1 1 0
2016–17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 70 15 31 46 18 5 0 3 3 0
2016–17 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2017–18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 21 4 13 17 14
2017–18 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 33 4 8 12 16 8 0 3 3 4
2018–19 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 71 8 20 28 18 4 0 1 1 0
ELH totals 116 26 17 43 24 14 2 3 5 10
NHL totals 109 12 30 42 34 12 0 4 4 4

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Czech Republic IH18 6th 4 0 0 0 2
2012 Czech Republic WJC18 8th 6 4 4 8 4
2014 Czech Republic WJC 6th 5 2 2 4 2
2015 Czech Republic WC 4th 10 1 5 6 2
Junior totals 15 6 6 12 8
Senior totals 10 1 5 6 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "HC Sparta Praha » Situace ohledně útočníka Dominika Simona". www.hcsparta.cz.
  3. ^ Honzík, Vojtěch. "Plzeň hlásí další příchod, útok posílí Dominik Simon!". HC ŠKODA PLZEŇ.
  4. ^ "Penguins sign forward Dominik Simon to three-year contract". Pittsburgh Penguins. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Penguins Recall Forward Dominik Simon". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Penguins Recall Forward Dominik Simon". NHL.com. Pittsburgh Penguins. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ Jonathan, Bombulie (14 January 2018). "Penguins dispatch Rangers for 4th consecutive win". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  8. ^ Werner, Sam (23 March 2018). "Dominik Simon likely to return Friday, Zach Aston-Reese not far off". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Penguins' Dominik Simon: Plays 10 shifts in return". cbssports.com. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  10. ^ Kasan, Sam (18 April 2018). "Snap Shots: Pens 5, Flyers 0". NHL.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  11. ^ "2015 IIHF World Championship roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  12. ^ "IIHF – Czech Republic". IIHF International Ice Hockey Federation.

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