North American Skater
Canada
SimonDespres
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 205
LAST CLUB TEAM: Saint John, QMJHL
BIRTHDATE: July 27, 1991
MID RANK: 6
HOMETOWN:
FINAL RANK: 8
BORN IN: Laval, QC, CAN
On his style of play: I'm a defenseman that can log a lot of minutes. I like to play physical. I like to skate with the puck, move the puck up the ice with good vision.

On his childhood hockey hero: My idol when I was young was Mario Lemieux, for perseverance and everything he's gone through, everything he's achieved. I think he was the greatest player of all time.

On getting his start in hockey: It began when my dad and my uncle brought me to a free skating when I was around two years old. And it started from there. Then I’d play outdoor hockey in the parks, I loved it. I stayed there all night and just had fun out there.

On the possibility of being drafted in Montreal:
It's going to be very special for me because it's close to my hometown. There's going to be lots of family. My family's going to be very proud. I can't wait. It's going to be a great opportunity and a great experience.