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Simon Despres | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/27/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 214
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Simon Despres has been a pleasant surprise for the Anaheim Ducks.
The Ducks acquired Despres from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline and his steady play in the first round of the playoffs surprised many as he was solid defensively against Winnipeg and chipped in with a couple of assists in four games. "The first game we got him, he was much better than I thought he was," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I was thinking we were getting a raw, fairly green guy. And he came right in and had composure. Was physical. Did all the right things. He did it again in the series, really well. I was wondering near the end of the season whether he was coming down to earth a little bit. He was really good against a team that we really needed him to be good against." The former first round pick in 2009 is only 23 and could be a big part of the Ducks blueline for many years to come. Apr 25 - 6:51 AM

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