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Charlie Robert Simmer

  • Born: March 20, 1954 in Terrace Bay, Ontario
  • Hometown: Terrace Bay, Ontario
  • Position: Center / Left Wing

Selected by California Golden Seals 3rd round (#39) in 1974 NHL Amateur Draft
Selected by Cleveland Crusaders 2nd round (#26) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft

Charlie Simmer
split his first three pro seasons between the parent club and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the Central Hockey League. ... scored goal and had assist in his first NHL game, December 27, 1974 . ... was on California team that relocated to Cleveland on Aug. 26, 1976. ... in August 1977, signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings. ... began to play left wing after signing with Los Angeles. ... in 1977-78, played only three games with L.A. ... called up halfway through the following year, scoring 21 goals in 38 games. ... played with Marcel Dionne, and Dave Taylor forming the Triple Crown Line starting on Jan. 13, 1979 . ... in 1979-80, he exceeded all expectations by scoring 56 goals, tied for most in the NHL, and making 101 points. ...
Triple Crown Line

Triple Crown Line at All-Star Game

named to 1980 NHL All-Star Game but did not play due to knee injury. ... became only the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season without having any hat tricks. ... became second Los Angeles player to score 50 goals. ... set Los Angeles record with 21 power play goals. ... also set Los Angeles single-season records for points, goals and assists by a left wing. ... scored 50 of his goals in 51 games, the fastest in L.A. history. ... that year also scored at least one goal in each of 13 straight games to become the first player to threaten Punch Broadbent's record of 16 that dated back over five decades. ... named to the NHL's First All-Star Team and also named L.A. Most Inspirational Player. ... started the next year by being named NHL Player of Week for first week of 1980-81 season and NHL Player of month for October 1980. ... played in NHL All-Star game. ... duplicated his 56-goal output but suffered a devastating compound fracture of his leg toward the end of the season. ... still garnered a spot on the NHL First All-Star Team for the second year running. ... set Los Angeles single-season records for points and assists by a left wing. ... became first left wing in NHL history to score 100 points in consecutive seasons. ... voted Los Angeles Most Popular Player. ... spent the off-season and the early stages of the 1981-82 schedule recuperating from his injury. ... still recorded 51 assists, setting a Los Angeles single-season assist record and scoring 29 goals playing all 80 regular season games. ... played for Team Canada at the World Championship. ... rebounded by leading L.A. in goals with 44 in 1983-84. ... played in NHL All-Star game and was named Los Angeles MVP. ... did not report to Los Angeles' training camp as scheduled on Sept. 17, 1984. ... locked in a contract dispute, Simmer demanded that general manager Rogie Vachon trade him. ... five games into the 1984-85 schedule, he
Charlie Simmer Boston
was traded to the Boston Bruins, where he led the Bruins in goals with 33 and averaged a point per game. ... named NHL Player of Week for first week of 1985-86 season. ... experienced injury troubles in 1985-86, but still scored 36 goals in 55 games. ... his remarkable comeback was acknowledged winning the Bill Masterton Trophy. ... spent his last NHL season, with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1987-88. ... played the following year as a pro in Germany. ... took a year away from hockey before joining the San Diego Gulls of the International Hockey League for the 1990-91 season as player-assistant coach. ... played one game for the squad in 1991-92 before retiring. ... was the last California Golden Seal and the last NHL Cleveland Baron active in professional hockey. ... Anaheim's first radio color commentator and remained in that position through 1995-96 season. ... Phoenix TV color commentator in the 1996-97 season and remained in that position through 2003-04 season. ... Ex-husband of Playboy 1981 Playmate of Year Terri Welles. ...

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971-72 Kenora Muskies MJHL 45 14 31 45 77
1972-73 Kenora Muskies MJHL 48 43 68 111 57
1973-74 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHA 70 45 54 99 137
1974-75 California Golden Seals NHL 35 8 13 21 26 -- -- -- -- --
Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 47 12 29 41 86 -- -- -- -- --
1975-76 California Golden Seals NHL 21 1 1 2 22 -- -- -- -- --
Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 42 23 16 39 96 -- -- -- -- --
1976–77 Cleveland Barons NHL 24 2 0 2 16 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 51 32 30 62 37 - - - - -
1977–78 Los Angeles Kings NHL 3 0 0 0 2 - - - - -
1977–78 Springfield Indians AHL 75 42 41 83 100 4 0 1 1 5
1978–79 Los Angeles Kings NHL 37 21 27 48 16 2 1 0 1 2
1978–79 Springfield Indians AHL 39 13 23 36 33
1979–80 Los Angeles Kings NHL 64 56 45 101 65 3 2 0 2 0
1980–81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 56 49 105 62
1981–82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 50 15 24 39 42 10 4 7 11 22
1982–83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 29 51 80 51
1983–84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 44 48 92 78
1984–85 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 1 0 1 4
1984-85 Boston Bruins NHL 63 33 30 63 35 5 2 2 4 2
1985–86 Boston Bruins NHL 55 36 24 60 42 3 0 0 0 4
1986–87 Boston Bruins NHL 80 29 40 69 59 1 0 0 0 2
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 50 11 17 28 24
1990-91 San Diego Gulls IHL 43 16 7 23 63
1991-92 San Diego Gulls IHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 712 342 369 711 544 24 9 9 18 32

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Preceded by
Anders Hedberg
Bill Masterton Trophy Winner
1986
Succeeded by
Doug Jarvis
Preceded by
Mike Bossy
NHL Goal Leader
1980

(tied with Danny Gare & Blaine Stoughton)

Succeeded by
Mike Bossy

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