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Cliff Simpson
Cliff Simpson
Center
Number: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 175
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 4, 1923
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on October 19, 1942.
Center Cliff Simpson was born on April 4th 1923 in Toronto, Ontario. He had three seasons of Junior and one year split between Senior hockey and professional when his career was interrupted by military service in 1943. He returned to the ice for the 1944-45 season and led his Senior loop with 28 goals that year. Simpson rejoined the Indianapolis Capitals, with whom he had spent a short time with before his military duties, and enjoyed a solid season, scoring 21 goals. The following year he posted All-Star numbers when he notched 42 goals and 78 points in 54 games. His impressive production earned him a trip to the big leagues during that campaign.

Simpson played six games with the Detroit Red Wings and managed one assist. He also appeared in a single playoff game for Detroit but did not register a point.

In the 1948-49 season Simpson built on his success with Indianapolis and upped his totals to 48 goals and 110 points and was again named an All-Star. His effectiveness again captured the attention of the Red Wings who summoned him for a playoff contest that spring. It would prove to be Simpson's last NHL appearance.

Simpson spent one more year with Indianapolis but his offensive output dipped dramatically when he only posted 46 points in 52 games. He then moved on to the St. Louis Flyers in 1949 and played the final three years of his career with them retiring after the 1952 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80