Simon Despres RUMORS & NEWS

  • Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists." July 19

  • Penguins Recall Brian Gibbons and Simon Despres

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Brian Gibbons and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Gibbons, 25, has appeared in 19 NHL contests with Pittsburgh..." February 24

  • Despres back to AHL as Penguins defense corps continues to get healthy

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Simon Despres just wants to play some defense. On the surface, getting Despres ice time, even at practices, is significant in Penguins general manager Ray Shero's decision to re-assign the defenseman to the AHL on Thursday. “We've got a lot of depth,” Despres said. The Penguins are not..." January 17

  • Penguins Recall Jayson Megna, Chris Conner and Simon Despres

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forwards Jayson Megna and Chris Conner and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Megna, 23, has played in six NHL games this..." November 27

  • Penguins place Letang, Vokoun on IR

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made the following roster moves it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Simon Despres have been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL); forward Beau..." September 30

  • Penguins’ Despres works to crack lineup again

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With slick, puck-moving defensemen Kris Letang and Paul Martin out of the lineup, it would seem logical that defenseman Simon Despres would receive additional responsibility. Just the opposite is taking place. Despres was a healthy scratch again when the Penguins visited the Hurricanes on..." April 10

  • Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo should play over Deryk Engelland

    PensBurgh "A balanced lineup is good and well, but it’s about time that Dan Bylsma and the Pittsburgh Penguins realize that Deryk Engelland is not one of their top six defenseman anymore. The often cited reason for Engelland getting a jersey every night is his “toughness”. And that is an important..." March 08

  • How Pittsburgh has Deployed Despres and Bortuzzo in 2013

    PensBurgh "The Pittsburgh Penguins have long boasted one of the best groups of prospect defensemen in all of hockey, a group littered with first- and second-round picks, offensive contributors and defensive stalwarts and strong skaters at every level. General Manager Ray Shero and his staff have a..." February 05

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