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Simmer, Charles
Boston Bruins

At 6'3", 210 pounds, CHARLIE SIMMER was a big, strong left winger, immovable in front of the net, yet possessing great goal-scoring ability. SIMMER played his first two NHL seasons with the California Golden Seals, but when the franchise relocated, so did CHARLIE. One season as a Cleveland Baron, and SIMMER was picked up by the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent. It turned out to be a clever selection by LA, as SIMMER went on to score 56 goals in both 1979-80 and 1980-81. During each season, SIMMER bested 100 points and was chosen to the NHL's First All-Star Team. Yet, during 1980-81, while playing on the Triple Crown Line with Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor, SIMMER shattered his leg, necessitating the insertion of a metal plate and nine metal pins to hold it together. Five games into the 1984-85 regular season, SIMMER was traded to Boston for a first round draft choice. In 1985-86, CHARLIE SIMMER scored 36 goals and 24 assists for 60 points. That production was attained in spite of missing eight weeks to repair ligament damage in his tight knee. It took a lot of perseverance, but SIMMER continued his fine career and was rewarded with the MASTERTON TROPHY for 1985-86. After one additional season in Boston, CHARLIE SIMMER finished his NHL career with Pittsburgh Penguins after the 1987-88 season with Pittsburgh.

Simmer, Charles