Former NHL Winger Chris Simon Passes Away At 52!

A somber moment has descended upon the hockey community with the passing of Chris Simon, a celebrated Stanley Cup champion and former NHL winger who was 52 years old.

With his legacy etched in the annals of hockey history, fans are left with a sense of loss and curiosity surrounding the circumstances of his death. In this article, we aim to provide a brief overview of Simon’s career, while delving into the details surrounding his untimely demise.

Former NHL Winger Chris Simon Passes Away At 52

The NHL Players’ Alumni Association announced that Chris Simon, a winger who won the Stanley Cup, has died at the age of 52.

Simon was born in Wawa, Ontario, and played hockey for many NHL teams, such as the Quebec Nordiques, the Washington Capitals, the Chicago Blackhawks, the New York Rangers, the Calgary Flames, the New York Islanders, and the Minnesota Wild.

The Philadelphia Flyers picked him with the 25th overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL. After that, he was traded to the Nordiques in 1992 as part of the famous Eric Lindros deal.

Former NHL Winger Chris Simon Passes Away At 52
Former NHL Winger Chris Simon Passes Away At 52

Simon was known as one of the toughest players of his time. In 782 NHL games, he got 1,824 penalty minutes. In 1996, he helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup. In 1998 and 2004, he played in the Cup finals with Washington.

Mike Commodore, a former Flames teammate, wrote on X on Tuesday, “Chris Simon was most definitely an intimidating guy on the ice…hell of a player as well. We spent a lot of time together during the Flames 04 run since we were both living in the hotel… he couldn’t have been nicer to me. RIP Chris. You will be missed.”

Flames Nation also posted a tweet and wrote, “Rest In Peace, Chris Simon. Simon played for the Flames across two seasons which included the 2004 Stanley Cup Final run where he scored 5 goals in 16 playoff games.”

Simon played in the Kontinental Hockey League for five years after leaving the NHL. He was named an All-Star twice during that time. At this writing, the cause of death has not been given.

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