Charlie Simmer

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CanadaCanada  Charlie Simmer Ice hockey player
Date of birth March 20, 1954
place of birth Terrace Bay , Ontario , Canada
size 191 cm
Weight 95 kg
position striker
NHL Amateur Draft 1974 , 3rd lap, 39th position
California Golden Seals
WHA Amateur Draft 1974 , 2nd round, 26th position
Cleveland Crusaders
Career stations
1971-1973 Kenora Muskies
1973-1974 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
1974-1976 California Golden Seals
1976-1977 Cleveland Barons
1977-1984 Los Angeles Kings
1984-1987 Boston Bruins
1987-1988 Pittsburgh Penguins
1988-1989 Eintracht Frankfurt
1990-1992 San Diego Gulls

Charlie Robert Simmer (* 20th March 1954 in Terrace Bay , Ontario ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player , who from 1974 to 1988 for the California Seals , Cleveland Barons , Los Angeles Kings , Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins in the National Hockey League and for Eintracht Frankfurt played in the ice hockey Bundesliga .


Charlie Simmer (center) awaits the throw-in of the puck together with Brian Sutter (right) and Mike Milbury (left); Boston Garden , March 21, 1985

As a junior he played in the OHA for Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds . Simmer was drafted in round 3 of the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft as 39th by the California Seals. In the same year he was also drafted in the WHA by the Cleveland Crusaders in Round 2 as 26th, but never played in the WHA.

On December 27, 1974 he made his debut with the Seals against the Boston Bruins and in his first game he was able to contribute a goal and an assist. A good debut season was followed by two weaker times when the Seals moved to Cleveland.

Simmer spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Kings , where he played as a left winger in the infamous "Triple Crown Line" with Marcel Dionne and Dave Taylor (both leading the Kings in games and points). Simmer has had two seasons with 56 goals in a row and was a three-time NHL All-Star. In 1986, Simmer won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy .

In total, Simmer scored 711 points (342 goals and 369 assists) in 712 NHL games.

In 1988/89 he moved to Eintracht Frankfurt (now Frankfurt Lions ) in the then ice hockey Bundesliga .

In 1990/91 he was a season in the IHL for the San Diego Gulls as a player-coach before he ended his career the following season with his farewell game.

Achievements and Awards



Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
NHL Regular Season 14th 712 342 369 711 544
NHL playoffs 6th 24 9 9 18th 32
Bundesliga main round 1 36 19th 32 51 68
Bundesliga playoffs 1 4th 1 2 3 13

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