Kent Simpson

Pat Quinn

2015-06-14

 

 

Simpson

 

Kent Simpson, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 200

Born: 1992-03-26

Hometown: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Drafted: 2010 by Chicago, 58th overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

June 2015 – Simpson had a rough season, spending a majority of it in the ECHL putting up poor numbers. In four AHL games he had a save percentage of 0.900, for the ECHL Colorado Eagles he had a 0.904 sv%, and finally in 26 games for the ECHL Stockton Thunder he had a .900 sv%. The season prior he struggled in the AHL for the Rockford IceHogs with a 0.891 sv% in 31 games. At 23 he is starting to get passed by other prospects, but is still young enough to potentially rebound. His numbers the last two seasons are concerning, and as a RFA the Isles could look to ship him out in a trade or eventually lose him if he remains unsigned, is future is very murky. Pat Quinn

 

October 2014 – Kent Simpson was dealt to the New York Islanders organization from Chicago in the Nick Leddy trade. Simpson is not considered to be fantasy relevant and is only a depth option in the Islanders system. Brendan Ross

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May 2014 – Following last season in the ECHL, Simpson made the jump to the AHL full time in 2013-14. Unfortunately, he failed to take control of the crease, yielding late season starts to aging veteran Jason LaBarbera during Rockford’s failed playoff push. To this point, he has failed to live up to the expectations that came with being a second round pick in 2010. Of course, goalies are often late bloomers, but with the emergence of Antti Raanta, the crease in Chicago is a little more crowded heading into next season. Matt Donohue

 

April 2013 – Simpson ended up playing in the ECHL for Toledo this season after the crease became crowded in Rockford. He posted a winning season, received 41 starts and pulled out a .912 SV% overall. He finished the season much better than he started as in his last 20 appearances he had a 1.85 GAA and .936 SV%. He is ready for promotion to the next level. Jason Banks

 

June 2012 – Despite playing on one of the WHL’s weaker teams for his junior career, Kent Simpson still posted very solid number and has a promising future. This past year he had a 20-31-2-5 record with two shutouts. He had a 3.33 GAA with a 0.909 SV%.  Simpson has the complete package of size and athleticism that teams look for in goaltenders. Look for him to serve in a backup role for the Rockford Icehogs in the AHL.

 

Fantasy Outlook: D+

 

Longshot to earn quality NHL starts.

 

 

Footage:

 

Post draft interview with Simpson:

 

 

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Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR’s released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

 

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Kent Simpson statistics courtesy of Elite Hockey Prospects

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