• Simon was ranked 15th on the CSS Mid-Term report; his final ranking is 17th
  • Simon was selected 10th overall in the 1996 QMJHL draft
  • was coached by Montreal Canadiens’ Alain Vigneault while in Beauport
  • was named Beauport’s Rookie of the Year for year 1997
  • Simon participated in the 1998 Top Prospects Game where he place 2nd in the agility with the puck drill
  • Simon’s last name means to earn or win in French
  • Simon’s nickname is ‘Gags’; while in Juniors he was being called ‘The Kid’. He also mentioned a nickame ‘Gaggy’.
  • his favorite food is Chinese or as he says: “A good steak with a baked potato, salad. That’s maybe the best I could ask for”
  • Simon loves the Simpsons, Entourage, 24 and the Lost
  • his favorite video game is PlayStation 3 Guitar Hero
  • his favorite music band is Metallica and U2
  • he loves sports car; he owned a yellow Lamborghini Gallardo, now he drives  Porsche Convertible Turbo
  • Simon says that if he was not a hockey player, he would be a Phys. Ed. teacher or a police officer like his father
  • Simon’s favorite movie is ‘Old School’; he likes comedy, funny movies
  • his favorite actor is Will Ferrell
  • he loved Frosted Flakes as a kid
  • Simon’s favorite season is summer
  • Simon’s favorite sport, other than hockey, is golf
  • Simon’s favorite pro-athlete is Tiger Woods
  • Simon was once mistaken for Eric Desjardins’ son
  • Simon  won a Gold Medal with Team Canada at the Under-18 Three Nations Cup in the Czech Republic in 1997
  • Tied Mario Lemieux’s record for most goals (4) in one game by a Canadian player in the World Junior Hockey Championship in 1999
  • Simon’s best friend is Eric Chouinard, 1998 first round pick, 16th overall, of the Montreal Canadiens
  • his favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla
  • his first job was cutting grass on the corner at a restaurant – The O Zone; “My dad knew the owner. When I was looking for a little money for the summer. I was getting paid 20 bucks for cutting the grass in front of his restaurant. It took me like an hour and a half to do.But I had 20 bucks at the end.”
  • Simon’s favorite sport moments are the day he was drafted and when he won the gold medal in 2002 with Team Canada in the Olympics
  • his favorite NHL uniforms are Chicago Blackhawks’
  • Simon’s favorite NHL player growing up was Joe Sakic
  • his favorite NHL road arena is Madison Square Garden
  • his favorite magazine is duPont REGISTRY
  • he lists Chris Therien as the Funniest Player Encountered
  • Simon says that the most embarrassing hockey memory is when he dislocated his shoulder. “When I dislocated my shoulder, in my second year in the NHL. Kind of fighting with somebody and I was a little bit angry, I tried to fight him and all that. At the moment it happened, I dislocated my shoulder. Pretty embarrassing.”
  • in a person, Simon values honesty the most
  • Simon’s favorite vacation spot is Bahamas
  • his favorite NHL city is New York City and Montréal