Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Simon Gamache
Simon Gamache was born January 3, 1981 in Thetford-Mines, Quebec. The ninth round, 290th overall selection of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Gamache is a graduate of the QMJHL's Val d'Or Foreurs.

The 2001 CHL Player-of-the-Year and QMJHL MVP, Gamache spent three highly productive seasons in Val d'Or (157G 232A 389PTS) capturing numerous awards while breaking Mario Lemieux's playoff point record with 57 (22G 35A) leading the Foreurs to the 2001 QMJHL title and the 2001 Memorial Cup, only to fall short against the host Red Deer Rebels in the final.

Coming off a career year with Val d'Or in 2001, Gamache split the 2001-02 season with the AHLs Chicago Wolves and the ECHL's Greenville Grrrowl leading them to the 2002 Kelly Cup title and being named Co-MVP of the 2002 ECHL Playoffs.

In 2002-03 Gamache broke out offensively with the Wolves, finishing second in team scoring with 77 points, while playing in his first two NHL games with the Thrashers.

After parts of three seasons with the Thrashers organization, Gamache was acquired by the Nashville Predators during the early part of the 2003-04 season. Upon his arrival with the Preds', the former QMJHL star spent most of his time helping the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals capture the Calder Cup title and in 2004-05 was an AHL First Team All-Star after registering an impressive 86 points (29-57-86).

Despite a strong season in Milwaukee, Gamache would be acquired by the St. Louis Blues in November, 2005 and compete in fifteen games with the club that season. The following year Gamache would see action overseas with SC Bern in Switzerland before signing with the Maple Leafs in June, 2007.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Levis-Lauzon College QAAA 42 28 26 54 4 1 1 2
1998-99 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 70 19 43 62 54 -2 6 1 2 3 4
1999-00 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 72 64 79 143 74 -22
2000-01 Val-d'Or Foreurs QMJHL 72 74 110 184 70 +64 21 22 35 57 18
2000-01 Val-d'Or Foreurs M-Cup 5 4 3 7 8
2001-02 Chicago Wolves AHL 26 2 4 6 11 -7
2001-02 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 31 19 19 38 35 +4 17 15 9 24 22
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
2002-03 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 35 42 77 37 +15 9 7 2 9 4
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 0
2003-04 Chicago Wolves AHL 16 5 6 11 4 +5
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 7 1 0 1 0 -3
2003-04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 52 18 27 45 26 -2 22 6 18 24 14
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 80 29 57 86 93 +11 7 6 4 10 18
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 11 0 0 0 0 -6
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 39 18 19 37 46 -2 21 12 16 28 22
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 3 4 7 10 +1
2006-07 SC Bern Swiss 44 20 46 66 40 16 7 9 16 10
2007-08 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 2 2 4 6 -1
2007-08 Toronto Marlies AHL 17 4 3 7 10 +2
2007-08 SC Bern Swiss 13 3 14 17 4 4 0 1 1 2
2008-09 SC Bern Swiss 48 19 35 54 55 4 0 1 1 39
2009-10 SC Bern Swiss 30 9 13 22 16 10 6 4 10 8
2010-11 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 6 4 7 11 8
2010-11 SC Bern Swiss 26 7 18 25 16 7 4 2 6 8
2012-13 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 45 15 23 38 32 18 10 4 14 4
2013-14 Adler Mannheim Germany 46 10 23 33 18 5 1 2 3 2
2014-15
2015-16 EV Vienna Capitals Austria 54 19 24 43 32 5 0 3 3 6
NHL Totals 48 6 7 13 18


Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2000)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2001)
Michel Briere Trophy (QMJHL - MVP) (2001)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2001)
Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2001)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2001)
Ed Chynoweth Trophy (Memorial Cup - Leading Scorer) (2001)
ECHL All-Rookie Team (2002)
ECHL - Playoff MVP (2002) (co-winner - Tyrone Garner)
AHL First All-Star Team (2005)
Traded to Nashville by Atlanta with Kirill Safronov for Ben Simon and Tomas Kloucek, December 2, 2003. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Nashville, November 29, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), May 6, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, June 25, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), January 9, 2008.
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