Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Reid Simpson
After four seasons in the WHL, Reid Simpson was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut playing one game for the Flyers in the 1991-92 season. Simpson then signed with the Minnesota North Stars as a free agent in 1992, where once again he played only one game. He spent the majority of his playing time early on in the IHL and AHL.

In 1994, Simpson was traded to the New Jersey Devils and played the majority of the year with the team's AHL affiliate in Albany. Over the course of the next two seasons, Simpson spent most of his with the Devils, before having his rights dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Following a short stint in the Windy City, Simpson was acquired by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fall of 1999, before signing with the St. Louis Blues as a free agent in the summer of 2000. Simpson would miss the majority of the 2000-01 season due to injury and in the summer of 2001 joined his seventh organization, signing as a free-agent with the Montreal Canadiens. The Flin Flon, MB native played a mere 25 games with Montreal before he was claimed n waivers by the Nashville Predators.

Simpson played two season with the Predators organization before signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the summer of 2003.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Flin Flon Bombers MMMHL 50 60 70 130 100
1985-86 Flin Flon Bombers MJHL 40 20 21 41 200
1985-86 New Westminster Bruins WHL 2 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 47 3 8 11 105 8 2 3 5 13
1987-88 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 13 14 27 164 10 1 0 1 43
1988-89 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 59 26 29 55 264 4 2 1 3 30
1989-90 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 29 15 17 32 121 14 4 7 11 34
1989-90 Hershey Bears AHL 28 2 2 4 175
1990-91 Hershey Bears AHL 54 9 15 24 183 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Hershey Bears AHL 60 11 7 18 145
1992-93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 5 0
1992-93 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 45 5 5 10 193 -12
1993-94 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 5 0 0 0 16 0
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 37 9 5 14 135 +7 5 1 1 2 18
1994-95 Albany River Rats AHL 70 18 25 43 268 +12 14 1 8 9 13
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 9 0 0 0 27 -1
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 23 1 5 6 79 +2
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 6 1 3 4 17 +5
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 27 0 4 4 60 0 5 0 0 0 29
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 3 0 0 0 10 -1
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 6 0 0 0 16 -2
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 38 3 2 5 102 -1
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 53 5 4 9 145 +2
1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 12 2 2 4 56 +3
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 1 0 1 103 -3
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 38 2 1 3 96 -3 5 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 25 1 1 2 63 0
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 26 5 0 5 69 -1
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 2 1 0 1 37 -2
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 26 0 1 1 56 -4
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 17 6 6 12 40 +4
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 0 0 17 0
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 51 6 11 17 168 -1 2 0 0 0 0
2004-05 Rockford IceHogs UHL 15 1 3 4 46 -4 7 0 0 0 18
2005-06 Vityaz Chekhov Russia 41 0 3 3 300
2006-07 Vityaz Chekhov Russia 36 3 7 10 231 2 0 0 0 25
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 0 2 2 35 -1
NHL Totals 301 18 18 36 838 10 0 0 0 31


Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, December 14, 1992. Transferred to Dallas after Minnesota franchise relocated, June 9, 1993. Traded to New Jersey by Dallas with Roy Mitchell for future considerations, March 21, 1994. Traded to Chicago by New Jersey for Chicago's 4th round choice (Mikko Jokela) in 1998 Entry Draft and future considerations, January 8, 1998. Traded to Tampa Bay by Chicago with Bryan Muir for Michael Nylander, November 12, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to jaw injury vs. NY Islanders, January 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 24, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to groin injury vs. Nashville, November 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September 10, 2001. Claimed on waivers by Nashville from Montreal, January 28, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 29, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Rockford (UHL), March 13, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Chicago (AHL), February 2, 2010.