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Simon Despres

23-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 blueline...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 214   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 two-year, $1.8 million deal with the Penguins in July 2014.

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Despres assisted on Ryan Getzlaf's overtime winner and collected six penalty minutes, seven hits, two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating Thursday 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 11 0 5 5 3 14 21 0.0 0 0 18:53 0 0 0 0:06 36 12
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
2014-15 Proj 23 NHL ANH 65 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Simon Despres

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Time On Ice Stats

16:23

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Simon Despres was on the ice for 16:23.

0:31

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Simon Despres was on the ice for 0:31 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2014-15 18:53 0:06
2014-15 16:23 0:31

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Simon Despres 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Mar 26 at BOS 0 1 1 1 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 7 0 20:17 0:00
Mar 24 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:31 0:17
Mar 22 at NYR Did Not Play
Mar 20 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:52 0:46
Mar 18 LA 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 16:37 0:00
Mar 15 NSH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 16:39 0:00
Mar 13 at MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:32 0:05
Mar 11 at CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 18:21 0:00
Mar 9 at VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 2 17:54 0:00
Mar 6 PIT 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 6 1 16:32 0:00
Mar 4 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 21:01 0:00
Mar 3 at ARI 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 20:23 0:00
Mar 1 at DAL 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 2 15:13 0:19
Feb 27 LA Did Not Play
Feb 25 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 13:42 0:00
Feb 23 DET Did Not Play
Feb 21 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 17:17 0:00
Feb 20 at CGY Did Not Play
Feb 18 TB Did Not Play
Feb 15 WAS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 20:09 0:47
Feb 12 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 1 21:23 0:00
Feb 10 at FLA Did Not Play
Feb 8 at TB Did Not Play
Feb 6 at WAS 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 2 17:37 0:00
Feb 5 at NSH Did Not Play
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Feb 3 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 30 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 23:01 0:23
Jan 29 at SJ Did Not Play
Jan 27 at VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 2 21:04 0:55
Jan 21 CGY Did Not Play
Jan 17 at LA Did Not Play
Jan 16 NJ 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 8 2 18:08 0:00
Jan 14 TOR Did Not Play
Jan 11 WPG Did Not Play
Jan 7 NYR 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:01 0:00
Jan 4 NSH Did Not Play
Jan 2 STL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:58 0:00
Dec 31 SJ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 18:00 2:29
Dec 28 VAN Did Not Play
Dec 27 at ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 4 19:10 2:00
Dec 22 SJ 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0 4 2 18:00 1:55
Dec 19 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 18 at MON 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 1 22:29 1:04
Dec 16 at TOR Did Not Play
Dec 13 at WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 3 17:39 2:15
Dec 12 at EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 12:03 3:09
Dec 10 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 7 at WPG Did Not Play
Dec 5 at MIN Did Not Play
Dec 3 PHI Did Not Play
Dec 1 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 29 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 15:01 0:15
Nov 28 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:00 0:00
Nov 25 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 23 ARI Did Not Play
Nov 20 at VAN Did Not Play
Nov 18 at CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 1 13:55 0:00
Nov 16 FLA Did Not Play
Nov 15 at LA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 16:29 0:00
Nov 12 LA Did Not Play
Nov 9 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 7 ARI Did Not Play
Nov 5 NYI Did Not Play
Nov 2 at COL Did Not Play
Oct 31 at DAL Did Not Play
Oct 30 at STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 1 15:46 0:00
Oct 28 at CHI 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 13:43 0:48
Oct 26 SJ Did Not Play
Oct 24 CLS Did Not Play
Oct 22 BUF 0 0 0 -1 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 11:47 0:00
Oct 19 STL Did Not Play
Oct 17 MIN Did Not Play
Oct 14 at PHI Did Not Play
Oct 13 at BUF Did Not Play
Oct 11 at DET 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 14:09 0:00
Oct 9 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 15:36 0:00

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

Despres collected an assist in Friday's win over the Avalanche.

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Despres tallied an assist and recorded a plus-3 rating in his first game as a Duck on Tuesday night in Arizona.

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Despres (head), who was acquired from the Penguins prior to Monday's trade deadline, will make his Ducks debut Tuesday against the Coyotes, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Despres (head) was traded to the Ducks on Monday in exchange for defenseman Ben Lovejoy, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Despres, who took a hit from behind during Sunday's win over the Blue Jackets, is being evaluated for a concussion, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Despres potted his second goal of the season (in 46 games) Friday for his first career game-winner.

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Despres (illness) will play Tuesday against the Jets.

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Despres (illness) looks like he could be a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt with the Jets, Dejan Kovacevic of DKonPittsburghSports.com reports.

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Coach Mike Johnston said that Despres (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Senators, NHL.com's Wes Crosby reports.

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Despres (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Flyers, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Despres missed the Penguins' morning skate with an illness and is questionable to play Tuesday against the Flyers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Despres (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Seth Rorabaugh of the Pittburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.