Charlie Simmer

Ice Hockey Player
Born Mar 20, 1954

Charles Robert Simmer is a retired ice hockey forward, most notably for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League, who was notable for his scoring and power play prowess.

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1954 Birth Born on March 20, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old After a junior career with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey Association that saw him score 99 points in his only season of 1973–74, Simmer was selected in the third round of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft, 39th overall, by the California Golden Seals of the NHL. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old The Seals relocated to Cleveland in 1976, but Simmer received little more playing time.
1977 23 Years Old He was traded in 1977 to the Los Angeles Kings, but spent the season with the Springfield Indians of the AHL, winning All-Star accolades. … Read More
1980 26 Years Old While with the Kings, he played left wing on the "Triple Crown Line" with Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor, one of the most potent and famed forward lines of the era. Despite injuries costing him significant playing time, Simmer had back-to-back 56-goal seasons and was further named an NHL First Team All-Star in 1980 and 1981. … Read More
1981 27 Years Old Simmer's shooting percentage of 32.75 in 1981 was, and remains, an NHL record.


1985 31 Years Old Simmer was traded at the beginning of the 1985 season to the Boston Bruins, where despite the cumulative effects of several injuries throughout his career, he starred for three more seasons.
1986 32 Years Old In 1986, Simmer won the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance and dedication to hockey.
1988 34 Years Old Simmer played his final NHL season for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1988.
1989 35 Years Old He subsequently played the 1989 season for Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga, and after a season off, parts of two seasons as a player-coach for the minor league San Diego Gulls before retiring. … Read More
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