Dillon Simpson had a memorable college career, although he’d rather forget his final game. As captain of the University of North Dakota, Simpson helped lead his team to the NCAA Frozen Four tournament, where they were eliminated in the semifinal on a last-second goal by the University of Minnesota. The goal came with 0.6 seconds left in the third period with UND on the power play and having an offensive-zone face-off with 9.8 seconds on the clock. “It was definitely a tough way to end my college career,” Simpson said. “But I was really proud of how our team played in that game. We started off the season kind of slow and then we were able to put it together towards the end. It was unfortunate that it had to end that way.” While his season may have ended in the loss to Minnesota, Simpson’s professional hockey career is just beginning. On Tuesday, the Edmonton Oilers announced they had come to terms with the son of former NHLer Craig Simpson, on an entry-level contract. The Oilers selected Simpson in the fourth round — 92nd overall — of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Dillon Simpson excited about chance at team he grew up cheering for
Edmonton Sun | Apr 23