Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin Simard
Right-winger Martin Simard was born on June 25th, 1966 in Montreal, Quebec and spent four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before turning pro in the Calgary Flames organization. The Flames signed Simard as a free agent in 1987 and by the 1990-91 season he worked his way up to the NHL roster.

Simard played 16 games with the Flames and notched two assists. The following year he upped his totals to 21 games and four points on the strength of the a goal and three assists. In March of that season Simard was traded back to his home province in a trade between the Flames and the Quebec Nordiques, though Simard never got to play for them.

After spending the rest of that season with the Nordiques farm club, Simard was traded again this time to the expansion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Simard played seven games with the 'Bolts but was unable to crack the score sheet. In February of that year he was traded back to the Nordiques in a four-player trade.

Again, Simard's Nordique stay did not result in any NHL time as he remained in the minors. He had one more chance to return to the big leagues when he signed a free agent deal with the Phoenix Coyotes in August of 1997, but after spending the entire season in the American Hockey League he retired from the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 59 6 10 16 26 4 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Granby Bisons QMJHL 58 22 31 53 76
1985-86 Granby Bisons QMJHL 54 32 28 60 129
1985-86 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 14 8 8 16 55 15 8 19 27 19
1985-86 Hull Olympiques M-Cup 5 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Granby Bisons QMJHL 41 30 47 77 105 8 3 7 10 21
1987-88 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 82 8 23 31 281 19 6 3 9 100
1988-89 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 71 13 15 28 221 14 4 0 4 45
1989-90 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 59 22 23 45 151 11 5 8 13 12
1990-91 Calgary Flames NHL 16 0 2 2 53 0
1990-91 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 54 24 25 49 113 4 3 0 3 20
1991-92 Calgary Flames NHL 21 1 3 4 119 -4
1991-92 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 11 3 7 10 51
1991-92 Halifax Citadels AHL 10 5 3 8 26
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 7 0 0 0 11 -1
1992-93 Atlanta Knights IHL 19 5 5 10 77
1992-93 Halifax Citadels AHL 13 3 4 7 17
1993-94 Cornwall Aces AHL 57 10 10 20 152 7 3 1 4 7
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 57 7 5 12 100 5 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 69 13 25 38 137 4 1 1 2 6
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 69 13 25 38 137 9 1 0 1 10
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 35 9 5 14 89
NHL Totals 44 1 5 6 183


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, May 19, 1987. Traded to Quebec by Calgary for Greg Smyth, March 10, 1992. Traded to Tampa Bay by Quebec to complete transaction that sent Tim Hunter to Quebec (June 19, 1992), September 14, 1992. Traded to Quebec by Tampa Bay with Steve Tuttle and Michel Mongeau for Herb Raglan, February 12, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, August 6, 1997.