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Dave Simpson
Position Centre
Shoots Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams Indianapolis Checkers
Baltimore Skipjacks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born March 3 1962 (1962-03-03) (age 54),
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1980
New York Islanders
Pro Career 1981 – 1986

Dave Simpson (born March 3, 1962 in London, Ontario) is a former ice hockey player regarded by many as one of the best Canadian hockey players never to have played in the NHL or WHA.

He played junior hockey for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and recorded the best single season in team history when he recorded 155 points in 1981-82. In that year he also won the Red Tilson Trophy, Bobby Smith Trophy, William Hanley Trophy and the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy for his accomplishments in junior hockey, as well as being named the CHL Player of the Year. No other player in OHL history has won so many trophies in one season. He was also drafted in the third round of the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

He played minor pro hockey in Indianapolis and Baltimore, but decided in 1984 that hockey was not for him and quit to concentrate on his schooling. Along with Charles Poulin, he is one of only two CHL Players of the Year never to have played in the NHL.

He is the older brother of former NHL player and assistant coach and current CBC hockey broadcaster Craig Simpson and the son of former Canadian Olympic athlete Marion Simpson.

Preceded by
Dale Hawerchuk
CHL Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Pat LaFontaine

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