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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89