Simon Lajeunesse

Simon Lajeunesse (born January 22, 1981) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted in the second round (48th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators and played a single National Hockey League (NHL) game with the Senators during the 2001-02 season.

Simon Lajeunesse
Born (1981-01-22) January 22, 1981 (age 40)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1999
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2001–2005

Playing careerEdit

Lajeunesse played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His play with the Moncton Wildcats attracted the attention of the Ottawa Senators, who selected him 48th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He turned professional in 2001 with the Senators, playing for their minor league affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) along with some games in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Mobile Mysticks. Lajeunesse was called up to the Senators and he played 24 minutes of a March 7, 2002 game with the Senators, stopping all nine shots he faced. But due to a back injury, he couldn't continue the game. It would be the only time he would play in the NHL. The next season, he returned to the minor leagues and he did not return to the NHL. He played one further season in the Senators' system before being traded by Ottawa to the Florida Panthers for Joey Tetarenko on March 4, 2003. The rest of his career was spent playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL and several teams in the ECHL. He finished his career with two seasons in the semi-pro Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) with Laval and St. George's before retiring in 2007 at the age of 26.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1996–97 Cap-de-la-Madeleine Estacades QMAAA 23 15 5 1 1300 89 0 4.11 4 1 3 240 26 0 4.72
1997–98 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 19 5 6 3 925 51 1 3.31 .863 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 1.000
1998–99 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 36 18 9 3 1993 98 1 2.95 .891 1 0 0 43 2 0 2.79 .889
1999–00 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 55 31 15 1 2922 127 6 2.61 .903 16 9 6 910 56 1 3.69 .887
2000–01 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 36 10 19 2 1879 121 1 3.86 .889
2000–01 Val d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 21 16 3 1 1159 54 1 2.80 .903 14 8 4 760 52 0 4.10 .896
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0.00 1.000
2001–02 Mobile Mysticks ECHL 13 7 2 3 755 36 2 2.86 .910
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 26 13 7 5 1534 54 3 2.11 .916 2 0 0 21 1 0 2.82 .750
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 19 7 7 1 966 47 1 2.92 .896
2002–03 San Antonio Rampage AHL 2 0 1 0 78 6 0 4.60 .824
2002–03 Peoria Rivemen ECHL 4 2 2 0 239 8 0 2.01 .928
2003–04 San Antonio Rampage AHL 8 1 4 1 351 23 0 3.93 .877
2003–04 Augusta Lynx ECHL 2 1 1 0 125 8 0 3.84 .864
2003–04 Columbus Cottonmouths ECHL 1 0 0 0 26 1 0 2.31 .933
2004–05 Dayton Bombers ECHL 10 2 4 2 535 25 0 2.80 .906
2004–05 Fresno Falcons ECHL 8 2 5 0 457 27 1 3.54 .896
2004–05 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 4 1 3 0 226 13 0 3.45 .869
2004–05 San Diego Gulls ECHL 3 1 1 1 144 8 0 3.34 .896
2005–06 Chiefs de Laval LNAH 2
2006–07 CRS Express de Saint-Georges LNAH 13
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 24 0 0 0.00 1.000

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