Simon Gamache

Simon Gamache (born January 3, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Simon Gamache
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Gamache with the Vienna Capitals in 2016
Born (1981-01-03) January 3, 1981 (age 40)
Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Atlanta Thrashers
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
SC Bern
Fribourg-Gottéron
Adler Mannheim
Vålerenga
Vienna Capitals
NHL Draft 290th overall, 2000
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2001–2017

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Gamache played in the 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Beauce, Quebec.[1]

Gamache played his junior career with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in which he won multiple awards including the Ed Chynoweth Trophy, Jean Béliveau Trophy, CHL Player of the Year, Michel Brière Memorial Trophy, CHL Top Scorer Award, CHL Humanitarian of the Year, and Guy Lafleur Trophy.

Gamache was drafted 290th overall, following his second season in the QMJHL, by the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Following his third season of junior, he moved up to professional hockey with Atlanta's American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Chicago Wolves.[citation needed]

During his NHL career, he has played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He played for the Milwaukee Admirals AHL in the 2005–2006 season. In the 2006–2007 season, Gamache was playing in the Swiss League for SC Bern. For the 2007–08 season, Gamache signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[2] On October 2, 2007, Gamache was assigned to the Toronto Maple Leafs top affiliate, the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.[citation needed]

On January 5, 2008 the Maple Leafs put Gamache on waivers. A few days later, Gamache returned to SC Bern, completing the rest of the Swiss season and playing the next 3 seasons with the team. On April 24, 2010, as part of the SC Bern team, he won the Swiss League championship. Gamache was placed on loan from to the NLA's Fribourg-Gottéron team at the start of the 2010–11 season.[3]

On February 7, 2011, Gamache signed a two-year extension with Fribourg-Gottéron, placing him under contract with the team until 2012–13.[4] Gamache's contract was not extended with Fribourg-Gottéron at the conclusion of the season. Instead, Gamache signed with the Manheim Eagles of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on September 26, 2013.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Lévis Commandeurs QMAAA 42 28 26 54 16 4 1 1 2
1998–99 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 70 19 43 62 54 6 1 2 3 4
1999–2000 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 72 64 79 143 74
2000–01 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 72 74 110 184 70 21 22 35 57 18
2000–01 Val d'Or Foreurs MC 5 4 3 7 8
2001–02 Chicago Wolves AHL 24 2 4 6 11
2001–02 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 31 19 19 38 35 17 15 9 24 22
2002–03 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 35 42 77 37 9 7 2 9 4
2002–03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 16 5 6 11 4
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 52 18 27 45 26 22 6 18 24 14
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 7 1 0 1 0
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 29 57 86 93 7 6 4 10 18
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 11 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 39 18 18 36 46 21 12 16 28 22
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 3 4 7 10
2006–07 SC Bern NLA 44 20 46 66 40 16 7 9 16 10
2007–08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 2 2 4 6
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 17 4 3 7 10
2007–08 SC Bern NLA 13 3 14 17 4 4 0 1 1 2
2008–09 SC Bern NLA 48 19 35 54 55 4 0 1 1 39
2009–10 SC Bern NLA 30 9 13 22 16 10 6 4 10 8
2010–11 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 6 4 7 11 8
2010–11 SC Bern NLA 26 7 18 25 16 7 4 2 6 8
2011–12 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 50 20 25 45 42 11 4 2 6 8
2012–13 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 45 15 23 38 32 18 10 4 14 4
2013–14 Adler Mannheim DEL 46 10 23 33 18 5 1 2 3 2
2014–15 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 13 5 12 17 14
2014–15 Vålerenga GET 19 8 16 24 10 10 5 7 12 6
2015–16 Vienna Capitals EBEL 54 19 24 43 34 5 0 3 3 6
2016–17 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 34 10 20 30 18
AHL totals 306 111 157 268 227 59 31 40 71 58
NHL totals 48 6 7 13 18
NLA totals 262 97 181 278 213 70 31 23 54 79

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ "Gamache signs one-year deal with Maple Leafs". Sportsnet.ca. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  3. ^ "Gamache temporarily on loan with Fribourg-Gottéron". SC Bern. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
  4. ^ Gotteron.ch: Simon Gamache will Freiburg for two seasons Archived 2011-11-17 at the Wayback Machine, February 7, 2011
  5. ^ "EX-HCFG FORWARD SIMON GAMACHE SIGNS WITH ADLER MANNHEIM". Swiss Hockey News. September 26, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Brad Richards
CHL Player of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Pierre-Marc Bouchard