0

NHL History: Craig Simpson scores his 100th career goal

It was on this day in NHL history that the Edmonton Oilers forward, Craig Simpson, scored his 100th career goal in a 5-2 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks.

On October 30th, 1988, Craig Simpson recorded the 100th goal of his career at 13:59 of the first period in what turned out to be a losing effort against the Chicago Blackhawks. The goal, scored on future broadcaster Darren Pang, was Simpson’s seventh marker of the season and a small part of the reason he went on to his best-ever season (35G, 41A for 76 points) in Edmonton.

The 1988-89 season was Simpson’s second with the Oilers after coming over in the trade (along with Dave Hannan, Chris Joseph and Moe Mantha) from the Pittsburgh Penguins that sent Paul Coffey, Dave Hunter, and Wayne Van Dorp out of town, and quickly developed into a clutch scorer for Edmonton.

SCORESHEET FROM THAT NIGHT

1st Period
11:52 CHI PP Doug Wilson (2) Denis Savard, Steve Larmer
13:26 CHI Mike Eagles (2) Duane Sutter, Keith Brown
13:59 EDM Craig Simpson (7) Charlie Huddy, Jeff Beukeboom
2nd Period
05:39 CHI SH Doug Wilson (3) Mike Eagles
06:13 CHI SH Dirk Graham (2) Steve Larmer
10:37 CHI Gary Nylund (3) Steve Thomas, Mike Eagles
3rd Period
09:03 EDM SH Esa Tikkanen (4)

CRAIG SIMPSON’S OILERS CAREER

Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- PGP G A Pts PIM
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 59 43 21 64 43 15 19 13 6 19 26
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 66 35 41 76 80 -3 7 2 2 10
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 29 32 61 180 -2 22 16 15 31 8
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 30 27 57 66 -8 18 5 11 16 12
1991-92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 24 37 61 80 8 1
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 60 24 22 46 36 -14
NHL Totals 634 247 250 497 659 67 36 32 68 56
RELATED ARTICLE:
Jesse Puljujarvi's Finnish team back in COVID-19 quarantine

 

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below