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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
13 overall by New York Rangers
Born August 29, 1959
Left Wing / Right Wing|
Height: 5-9 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
||Glace Bay||N.S. AAA
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OMJHL All-Star Third Team: 1978-79 (Kitchener)
Kitchener Rookie of Year: 1976-77
Kitchener Most Popular Player:
Miscellaneous: Was Kitchener's sixth pick in 1976 OMJHL midget draft. ... Played on line with Don Maloney for Kitchener in 1977-78.
... Studied kinesiology at University of Waterloo during his junior
| Debut: October 10, 1979 (N.Y. Rangers at
Numbers: 9 (NYR); 22
(Hartford); 22 (New Jersey); 15 (Philadelphia)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1990
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||NYR, Hart., N.J., Phila.||631||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||NYR, New Jersey, Phila.||16
AWARDS AND HONORS
New Jersey Star of Game MVP (Three-Stars
New Jersey Players' Player (Players' MVP):
New Jersey Fan Club Player of Year: 1986-87
Good Guy Award (Media Vote): 1986-87
Career: Named New Jersey assistant coach on Aug. 29, 1990, and remained in
that position until June 1993.
Miscellaneous: Played on line with Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson for
N.Y. Rangers in 1979-80. ... Missed remainder of 1979-80 season with right
knee injury, suffered during N.Y. Rangers' March 25, 1980, game vs. Buffalo.
The injury required surgery during summer of 1980. ... Became first NHL player
to score a goal in New Jersey Devils' arena at Meadowlands when he scored for
N.Y. Rangers in exhibition game vs. Philadelphia goaltender Pelle Lindbergh on
Sept. 29, 1981. ... Missed part of 1983-84 season with groin pull, an injury
suffered in November 1983. ... Released by Hartford in June 1984 and signed
with New Jersey as unrestricted free agent on July 11, 1984. ... Missed part
of 1984-85 season with groin injury suffered during New Jersey's Jan. 25,
1985, game at Edmonton. ... Missed part of 1985-86 season with bruised
tailbone, an injury suffered during New Jersey's Dec. 14, 1985, game at
Quebec. ... Was New Jersey's nominee for 1986-87 Masterton Trophy. ... Missed
parts of 1987-88 season with bruised left shoulder, an injury suffered during
New Jersey's Dec. 9, 1987, game vs. Los Angeles, and with the flu, contracted
in February 1988. ... Missed final game of 1987-88 regular season and start of
1988 playoffs with sprained left knee, an injury suffered during New Jersey's
April 2, 1988, game vs. N.Y. Islanders.
|Post-Draft Teams: New Haven (AHL)|
AWARDS AND HONORS
1979-80: Played on AHL regular-season champion (New Haven).
Personal: Full name is Simon
Douglas Sulliman. ... Brother-in-law of former NHL player Don Maloney. ...
Brother-in-law of Tommy Palazzo, a Cantor Fitzgerald employee who was killed
in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Rangers traded Sulliman, Chris
Kotsopoulos and Gerry McDonald to Hartford in exchange for Mike Rogers and
1982 10th-round pick (Simo Saarinen) on October 2, 1981.||
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