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Two-way defender that can bring a reliable presence to the ice but is struggling to take the next step.


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December 2019 – Simpson’s eight points (5G + 3A) in 27 games are actually a decent look considering his lower previous totals. Playing in his second season with the Monsters, the 26-year-old is skating in a top-4 role while manning the clubs second power-play unit. However, even with this career offensive pace, the Jackets d-core is only growing more crowded. With that in mind, his chances of snagging a job with the Jacket’s grow further by the day. Dave Hall

 

June 2019 – Simpson tallied 17 points in 73 games for Cleveland in 2018-19. It was his first campaign with the club, but the 26-year-old has played in over 300 AHL games at this point. A logjam is beginning to develop on the Blue Jackets defense core, so much so that Simpson is unlikely to receive a call-up this season. With only three NHL games played over five years, the Alberta native seems destined to be an AHL mainstay. Frank Pellegrini

January 2019 – Simpson was sent down to the Cleveland Monsters in September. With only five assists through 42 games, he is on pace to record his lowest point total in his pro career. The two-way defender appeared in three games for the Oilers in 2017 but has yet to see NHL action since the