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Dillon Simpson | Defenseman | #79

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 194
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (92) / EDM

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Dillon Simpson has been assigned to the minors.
He dressed in three games with the Oilers and his ice time went up each time. Simpson logged 13:50 against Winnipeg on Sunday. His demotion is a corresponding move to the activation of Eric Gryba. Wed, Dec 14, 2016 03:24:00 PM

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Dillon Simpson made his NHL debut on Thursday.

Simpson logged 7:47 minutes and had a plus-one rating in Edmonton's 6-5 loss to Philadelphia. "Back on draft day, I said I’d always been a die-hard Oiler fan and it was a dream come true that I was drafted by them," said Simpson. "This is another step in the process." He's the son of former NHLer Craig Simpson, who played in 634 NHL games with 419 of them being for Edmonton.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:05:00 AM

The time has finally arrived for Dillon Simpson.

The 23-year-old has posted eight goals and 38 points down on the farm over the last few seasons, suggesting he doesn't boast much fantasy value unfortunately.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:17:00 PM

Dillon Simpson is on his way back up to the big club on Saturday.

Simpson has been summoned in the wake of the Oilers losing Darnell Nurse to a long-term lower body injury. The 23-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut. He does however have one goal and eight PIMs in 12 games with Bakersfield to his credit this season.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:36:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have sent Dillon Simpson to the minors.

Simpson didn't end up appearing in an NHL game during his stint with the Oilers. He has a goal in seven AHL contests this season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 03:49:00 PM

Dillon Simpson will be scratched against the Kings on Thursday night.

Simpson has been up with the club for some time now, but he's yet to make his NHL debut. Which likely indicates his lack of a role with the Oilers, at this time anyway. He has 21 points in 64 career games with AHL Bakersfield.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:13:00 PM

Now that he's completed his tenure with the University of North Dakota, Dillon Simpson is getting ready for his first training camp.

Simpson is looking to follow in his father's footsteps, former NHL forward Craig Simpson. Craig spent parts of six seasons with the Oilers, so Dillon was very familiar with the franchise even before Edmonton drafted him in 2011. "It's amazing to grow up in the Oilers culture with my dad coaching and playing here, knowing what they're all about, then coming in with this new generation of players," said Dillon Simpson. "Seeing how things have changed, how things have stayed the same. It's cool to be a part of it." Dillon had six goals and 23 points in 42 NCAA games in 2013-14.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Dillon Simpson has inked an entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Simpson had seven goals and 23 points in 42 games with the University of North Dakota in 2013-14. He was taken by Edmonton in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Rather than join the AHL Oklahoma City Barons immediately, Simpson will stay in university to finish his degree in finance degree.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 09:30:00 AM

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