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Craig Simpson

Position: LW ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-2 (188 cm) ▪ Weight: 195 lbs. (88 kg)

Born: February 15, 1967 in London, Ontario
Draft: Pittsburgh, 1st round (2nd overall), 1985 NHL Entry

Elo Fan Ratings

Fine Details ▪ Last updated Sep 16, 2014 12:25 AM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1985-86 18 PIT NHL 76 11 17 28 11 1 49 8 2 1 0 11 6 0 74 14.9
1986-87 19 PIT NHL 72 26 25 51 21 11 57 19 7 0 3 21 4 0 133 19.5
1987-88 20 TOT NHL 80 56 34 90 40 20 77 34 22 0 8 22 12 0 177 31.6 AS-3,AS-4
1987-88 20 PIT NHL 21 13 13 26 11 5 34 9 4 0 3 9 4 0 59 22.0 AS-3,AS-4
1987-88 20 EDM NHL 59 43 21 64 29 15 43 25 18 0 5 13 8 0 118 36.4 AS-3,AS-4
1988-89 21 EDM NHL 66 35 41 76 30 -3 80 18 17 0 4 27 14 0 121 28.9 AS-6
1989-90 22 EDM NHL 80 29 32 61 24 -2 180 22 7 0 2 21 11 0 129 22.5
1990-91 23 EDM NHL 75 30 27 57 24 -8 66 15 15 0 5 18 9 0 143 21.0 AS-11
1991-92 24 EDM NHL 79 24 37 61 23 8 80 18 6 0 2 27 10 0 128 18.8
1992-93 25 EDM NHL 60 24 22 46 19 -14 36 12 12 0 3 9 13 0 91 26.4
1993-94 26 BUF NHL 22 8 8 16 7 -3 8 6 2 0 2 4 4 0 28 28.6
1994-95 27 BUF NHL 24 4 7 11 4 -5 26 3 1 0 0 4 3 0 20 20.0
6 yrs EDM NHL 419 185 180 365 149 -4 485 110 75 0 21 115 65 0 730 25.3
3 yrs PIT NHL 169 50 55 105 42 17 140 36 13 1 6 41 14 0 266 18.8
2 yrs BUF NHL 46 12 15 27 11 -8 34 9 3 0 2 8 7 0 48 25.0
Career NHL 634 247 250 497 202 5 659 155 91 1 29 164 86 0 1044 23.7

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1985-86 18 PIT NHL 76 0.14 0.22 0.37 0.14 0.64 0.97 9 13 22 8 46 13 32 0 1 -0.3 1.1 0.8
1986-87 19 PIT NHL 72 0.36 0.35 0.71 0.29 0.79 1.85 22 21 43 18 87 21 55 0 11 2.9 1.2 4.1
1987-88 20 TOT NHL 80 0.70 0.43 1.13 0.49 0.96 2.21 47 28 75 33 138 51 72 5 20 7.6 1.2 8.8 AS-3,AS-4
1987-88 20 PIT NHL 21 0.62 0.62 1.24 0.51 1.62 2.81 11 11 22 9 34 10 23 4 5 2.1 0.4 2.5 AS-3,AS-4
1987-88 20 EDM NHL 59 0.73 0.36 1.08 0.49 0.73 2.00 36 17 53 24 104 41 49 1 15 5.5 0.9 6.4 AS-3,AS-4
1988-89 21 EDM NHL 66 0.53 0.62 1.15 0.45 1.21 1.83 29 34 63 25 102 44 62 1 -3 5.4 0.7 6.1 AS-6
1989-90 22 EDM NHL 80 0.36 0.40 0.76 0.31 2.25 1.61 24 27 51 20 94 33 65 2 -2 3.5 0.9 4.5
1990-91 23 EDM NHL 75 0.40 0.36 0.76 0.31 0.88 1.91 27 24 51 21 83 37 54 0 -8 4.0 0.6 4.6 AS-11
1991-92 24 EDM NHL 79 0.30 0.47 0.77 0.29 1.01 1.62 21 33 54 20 101 34 60 1 8 3.6 1.0 4.6
1992-93 25 EDM NHL 60 0.40 0.37 0.77 0.32 0.60 1.52 19 18 37 15 70 36 49 1 -14 3.0 0.5 3.5
1993-94 26 BUF NHL 22 0.36 0.36 0.73 0.30 0.36 1.27 7 7 14 6 25 10 18 0 -3 1.2 0.2 1.5
1994-95 27 BUF NHL 24 0.17 0.29 0.46 0.17 1.08 0.83 7 12 19 7 13 6 12 0 -5 0.5 0.2 0.7
6 yrs EDM NHL 419 0.44 0.43 0.87 0.36 1.16 1.74 156 153 309 127 554 225 339 6 -4 25.1 4.6 29.7
3 yrs PIT NHL 169 0.30 0.33 0.62 0.25 0.83 1.57 42 45 87 35 167 44 110 4 17 4.7 2.7 7.4
2 yrs BUF NHL 46 0.26 0.33 0.59 0.24 0.74 1.04 14 19 33 13 38 16 30 0 -8 1.7 0.5 2.2
Career NHL 634 0.39 0.39 0.78 0.32 1.04 1.65 212 217 429 175 759 285 479 10 5 31.5 7.8 39.3

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1987-88 20 EDM NHL SC 19 13 6 19 9 4 26 10 3 0 3 33 39.4
1988-89 21 EDM NHL 7 2 0 2 1 -3 10 1 1 0 1 10 20.0
1989-90 22 EDM NHL SC 22 16 15 31 13 11 8 10 6 0 3 42 38.1
1990-91 23 EDM NHL 18 5 11 16 6 1 12 4 1 0 0 21 23.8
1991-92 24 EDM NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
Career NHL 2 67 36 32 68 28 13 56 25 11 0 7 107 33.6

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 14 London Diamonds ON-Jr.B 41 23 22 45 36 17 6 0
1982-83 15 London Diamonds ON-Jr.B 42 47 64 111 68
1983-84 16 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 46 14 43 57 38
1984-85 17 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 31 53 84 33
Career 2 Seasons CCHA 88 45 96 141 71
Career 2 Seasons ON-Jr.B 83 70 86 156 104 17 6 0

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 10 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Craig Simpson 8.8 6.1 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.7
John Cullen 90.4 9.1 6.5 5.4 4.8 4.1 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.5 -0.2
Mariusz Czerkawski 89.1 8.1 6.2 5.3 5.0 4.2 3.0 2.8 2.6 0.8 0.3
Radim Vrbata 88.3 9.3 7.0 5.3 5.0 4.4 3.8 3.3 3.1 2.1 0.4
Bob MacMillan 87.9 9.7 7.5 4.7 4.5 4.4 3.8 3.3 2.4 1.9 -0.2
Mike Comrie 87.7 8.5 6.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.7 0.2
Andrew Brunette 87.6 7.6 6.5 5.5 5.1 4.9 4.4 2.9 2.1 0.8 0.7
Bob Carpenter 87.5 8.9 5.2 4.8 4.0 4.0 3.4 2.9 2.6 1.2 0.4
Michael Peca 87.5 7.2 6.1 5.1 4.9 4.2 3.9 3.5 1.9 0.6 -0.1
Jim Pappin 87.4 9.2 6.6 6.0 4.9 4.2 2.9 2.2 1.6 1.4 0.1
Al MacAdam 86.9 9.4 5.5 5.0 4.9 3.7 3.4 2.7 2.3 1.4 -0.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Craig Simpson 8.8 6.1 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.5 1.5 0.8 0.7
John Cullen 90.4 9.1 6.5 5.4 4.8 4.1 2.9 2.8 2.2 1.5 -0.2
Radim Vrbata 88.3 9.3 7.0 5.3 5.0 4.4 3.8 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.1 0.4
Mike Comrie 87.7 8.5 6.6 4.7 4.7 4.5 2.5 2.5 2.3 1.7 0.2
Vic Stasiuk 87.5 6.6 5.9 5.2 4.7 4.3 3.8 3.3 1.6 1.1 1.0 0.5 0.4 -0.1 -0.4
Bob MacMillan 87.5 9.7 7.5 4.7 4.5 4.4 3.8 3.3 2.4 1.9 -0.2 -0.2
Steve Payne 86.8 8.8 6.0 4.8 4.8 3.8 3.4 3.2 0.8 0.1 -0.6
Gaye Stewart 86.7 6.6 5.9 4.2 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.3 3.2 -0.3
Adam Deadmarsh 86.4 7.9 6.9 4.8 4.7 4.2 3.7 3.2 2.7 1.4
Punch Broadbent 86.4 6.2 3.6 3.5 3.1 2.9 2.3 2.3 0.7 0.5 0.3 -0.1
Al MacAdam 86.3 9.4 5.5 5.0 4.9 3.7 3.4 2.7 2.3 1.6 1.4 0.7 -0.2

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

November 24, 1987: Traded to Edmonton by Pittsburgh with Dave Hannan, Moe Mantha and Chris Joseph for Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter and Wayne Van Dorp, November 24, 1987.

September 1, 1993: Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton for Jozef Cierny and Buffalo's 4th round choice (Jussi Tarvainen) in 1994 Entry Draft, September 1, 1993.

December 1, 1993: Suffered eventual career-ending back injury in game vs. Tampa Bay, December 1, 1993.

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