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Reid Simpson

Reid Simpson scored 36 points and recorded 838 penalty minutes in 301 NHL games. (Kellie Landis /Allsport)

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Reid Simpson scored 36 points and recorded 838 penalty minutes in 301 NHL games. (Kellie Landis /Allsport)

Status: NHL left winger from 1991-2007 for New Jersey, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Chicago, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Montreal, Nashville and Pittsburgh.
 
DOB: May 21, 1969 In: Flin Flon, Man.
 
Ht: 6-foot-1 Wt: 210 pounds
 
First Hockey Memory: "Playing next door on my outdoor rink."
 
Hockey Inspirations: "All the older players I watched and played with, that played hockey from my hometown."
 
Last Book Read: "Saltie: A Cookbook by Caroline Fidanza."
 
Current Car: "1968 Mustang convertible and a Chevy Tahoe."
 
Greatest Sports Moment: "Playing the last game at Maple Leaf Gardens in 1999 (with Chicago - Reid had two goals and an assist and was named No. 1 star of the game). Winning the Stanley Cup in 1995 (with New Jersey). And winning the Calder Cup (with Albany in '95)."
 
Most Painful Moment: "Not winning in St. Louis in 2001."
 
Most Memorable Goal: "First NHL goal with New Jersey (1995)."
 
Favorite NHL Sweater(s): "All the ones I wore."
 
Funniest Player Encountered: "Marc Bergevin."
 
Closest Hockey Friends: "Chris Chelios, Sheldon Souray, Bill Berg."
 
Favorite Sport Outside Hockey: "Baseball."
 
Toughest Competitors Encountered: "Tony Twist. Stu Grimson."
 
Funny Hockey Memory: "The whole career was funny, and it was funny every day.”
 
Three Athletes You Like To Watch And Follow: "Sheldon Souray, Ryan Dempster, Thomas Shewmake."
 
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "Hard working. Persevering. Just having fun."

Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski's second book "Marcelo Rios: The Man We Barely Knew" is available on www.amazon.com. Malinowski is the creator of two websites: www.thebiofile.com and www.tennis-prose.com

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