|Hometown:||East Amherst, N.Y.|
|Team:||Sioux City (USHL)|
2008-09: DeSimone set benchmarks in goals (seven) and assists (11) and is the fourth-leading returning scorer with 18 points… Played in all 38 games for the Wildcats, scoring in 16 games with a pair of multi-point performances… Tallied a goal and an assist against Dartmouth on Jan. 17 and registered two assists against Providence on Feb. 13.
2007-08: DeSimone registered 13 points (3g, 10a) while playing in all 38 games…Recorded his first collegiate point Nov. 2 at Northeastern…Had three multiple-assist efforts Nov. 26 versus Brown, Nov. 30 versus UMass-Lowell and Jan. 6 versus St. Lawrence…Scored his first collegiate goal Jan. 4 at Merrimack when he potted the game winner.
Career Milestones: Career high two assists on four different occasions; first goal Jan. 4, 2008 at Merrimack; first assist Nov. 2, 2007 at Northeastern.
Before UNH: DeSimone was a three-year veteran of the USHL playing with Sioux City...DeSimone, the 06-07 USHL Player of the Year, scored 73 points (26g, 47a) in 60 games with a +13 plus/minus rating...He served as the Musketeers captain last year and was the assistant captain in the 05-06 season...DeSimone was also a USHL First-Team All-Star in his final season with Sioux City.
Personal: Born in Buffalo, New York on March 19, 1987 to Phil and Cindy DeSimone...Shoots left... a health management major...Athlete he admires the most is Alexi Kovalev.
NHL Rights: DeSimone was drafted by the Washington Capitals with the 84th pick in the third round of the 2007 NHL Draft.
DeSIMONE'S CAREER STATISTICS