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Simon Despres

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Traded by the Penguins to the Ducks in March, Despres fit in well in Anaheim, notching six points in 16 regular-season games, before adding seven points in 16 playoff contests. The 24-year-old is part of a very mobile young defense corps that also includes Cam Fowler, Hampus...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 218   DOB: 7/27/1991   BORN: Laval, Quebec   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #30 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Simon Despres Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $18.5 million contract with the Ducks in October 2015.

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Despres laid four hits, took a minor penalty, put a shot on goal and went plus-1 in his return to the ice from a concussion Tuesday against Boston.

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Simon Despres NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 20 NHL PIT 18 1 3 4 5 10 22 4.5 0 0 14:13 1 0 1 1:18 19 17
2012-13 21 NHL PIT 33 2 5 7 9 20 33 6.1 0 0 15:07 0 1 1 0:42 48 31
2013-14 22 NHL PIT 34 0 5 5 4 26 41 0.0 0 0 16:45 0 1 1 0:46 72 46
2013-14 22 AHL WB- 36 6 16 22 19 39 0 0
2014-15 23 NHL ANH 16 1 5 6 2 22 27 3.7 0 0 18:40 0 0 0 0:14 49 16
2014-15 23 NHL PIT 59 2 15 17 9 64 76 2.6 1 0 16:23 0 1 1 0:31 184 85
2015-16 24 NHL ANH 8 0 0 0 -2 4 7 0.0 0 0 18:24 0 0 0 0:03 11 17
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Simon Despres was on the ice for 18:24.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Simon Despres was on the ice for 0:03 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 16:23 0:31
2015-16 18:24 0:03

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Simon Despres
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 5 ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:21 0:00
2016-2Feb 4 @LOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:45 0:22
2016-2Feb 2 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 20:02 0:00
2016-1Jan 26 @BOS 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 0 20:37 0:02
2016-1Jan 23 @DET Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 22 @WAS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 20 MIN Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 LOS Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 15 DAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 13 OTT Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 DET Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 8 STL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 6 TOR Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 3 WPG Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 1 @VAN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 31 @EDM Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 29 @CGY Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 27 PHI Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 22 @NYR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 21 @NYI Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 19 @NJD Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 17 @BUF Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 CAR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 6 PIT Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 4 SAN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 2 TAM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 30 VAN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 27 CHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 25 @ARI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 24 CGY Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 21 @TAM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 19 @FLA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 17 @NAS Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 16 @CAR Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 13 NYI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 11 EDM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 9 ARI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 7 @SAN Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 6 CLM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 4 FLA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 1 NAS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 29 @STL Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 27 @DAL Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 26 @CHI Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 24 @MIN Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 22 @NAS Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 18 MIN Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 16 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:25 0:00
2015-10Oct 14 ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:52 0:03
2015-10Oct 12 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 22:19 0:00
2015-10Oct 10 @SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 5 18:50 0:00

Simon Despres: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Despres (concussion) is expected to return for Tuesday's contest against the Bruins.

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Despres (concussion) has rejoined the Ducks after a four-game conditioning stint with AHL San Diego, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Despres (concussion) has been assigned to AHL San Diego on a conditioning stint, Louis Jean of TVA Sports reports.

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Despres (concussion) returned to practice Saturday.

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Despres (concussion) is close to returning to the ice, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports.

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Despres is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered in October, reports the Orange County Register.

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Ducks general manager Bob Murray told reporters Saturday that Despres is dealing with a concussion, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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Despres (upper body) will be re-evaluated Monday.

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Despres left Friday's game against Colorado with an upper-body injury and is doubtful to return.

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Despres signed a five-year, $18.5 million contract with the Ducks on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Despres returned to practice Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

In three seasons shuttling between Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre, Despres has compiled three goals and 16 points in 85 games. He appeared to frustrate the old regime more than anything else, being promoted and demoted on a weekly basis. The jury is out on the 6-foot-4 blueliner; he has yet to receive regular shifts. In parts of 34 games with the Pens, Despres averaged only 16:44 TOI yet accumulated 72 hits and 46 blocked shots. He picked up only five assists and saw minimal power-play action (0:45 TOI per game). Given the fact that he scored six goals and 23 points in 36 AHL contests, there remains potential for offensive production at the NHL level.

2013-14

Despres continues to slowly gain coach Dan Bylsma's trust, seeing action in 33 games last year after playing 18 times in 2011-12. Bylsma has yet to award the first-round draft pick with consistent shifts, however -- he averaged just over 15 minutes of action (15:06 TOI) when he did play. That could change in the coming season. Despres moves the puck well with above average vision and has an offensive flair. He compiled just seven points (2G, 5A) in 33 games with Pittsburgh, but the upside is there. He's worth a look as an end-game pick.

2012-13

Because of his 18-game trial with the Pens last year, Despres is the odd-on favorite among Pittsburgh defensive prospects to make his mark in the coming season. The 6-foot-2 defenseman averaged better than a point-per-game in his final three QMJHL campaigns. With Wilkes-Barre, he scored only five goals and 15 points in 45 games during his first professional season, although he didn't look out of place on the Penguins' blue line, contributing with surprisingly solid defense and four points (1G, 3A). There's talk that he could see time with Kris Letang. If that happens then there's a chance that Despres could surprise to the upside right off the bat.

2011-12

Despres tops the list of Pens' prospects ready to make the jump to CONSOL Energy Center at some point in 2011-12. The team boasts seven competent defenders ahead of him, but rarely does a defensive corps stay healthy throughout the course of a season. For his part, Despres helped the St. John Sea Dogs to a Memorial Cup victory in the QMJHL. The 20-year-old blueliner netted 13 goals and picked up 41 points in 47 contests. Despres has increased his goals totals in each of his four junior seasons, posting marks of 1, 2, 9, and 13, respectively. He has good size at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, but isn't known as a physical player. From a fantasy perspective, defensemen typically take a couple years to make their presence felt. Moreover, Despres has yet to even see any time in the AHL. Still, the blueliner from Laval deserves consideration in keeper leagues and an early arrival in Pittsburgh could offer surprising results.

2010-11

Pittsburgh's 2009 No. 1 pick, Despres made great strides in the QMJHL last season. Despres potted more goals (9) and more points (67) than he did in his previous two years, combined. The defenseman netted three goals and 43 points during his first two QMJHL campaigns. It's possible that Despres starts his professional career with the Baby Pens in the fall or even spends nine games with Pittsburgh at the start of the NHL season. Even so, he's probably a year or two away from making an impact at Consol Energy Center.

2009-10

Despres will head back to his junior team in 2009-10. For a No. 1 pick, it's pretty amazing that the defenseman has just three goals in 130 QMJHL contests. It's unlikely he makes the Pens for at least a couple of seasons. He has the potential to serve as an assist distributer, but there's really no reason to pick him up, even in most keeper leagues.