Radim Šimek
Born (1992-09-20)September 20, 1992,
Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
San Jose Sharks
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Radim Šimek (born September 20, 1992) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Šimek made his Czech Extraliga debut playing with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec during the 2012–13 season.[1]

In the 2016–17 season, his fifth with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec, Šimek led the league amongst defencemen with 11 goals in regular season. As an undrafted free agent, he agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL) on May 23, 2017.[2] He was re-signed by the Sharks on April 28, 2018.[3]

On October 2, 2018, he was assigned to the San Jose Barracuda.[4] He made his NHL debut on December 2 against the Montreal Canadiens[5] and recorded his first career NHL point in a 5–1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on December 6.[6]

On December 10, 2018, Šimek recorded his first NHL goal from fellow Czech Lukáš Radil, which would be the game winner in a 5–2 win over the New Jersey Devils.[7] On March 12, 2019 he suffered an ACL and MCL injury which kept him out for the rest of the 2018–19 season.[8]

On March 9, 2020, Šimek signed a four-year, $9 million contract extension with the Sharks.[9]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 9 0 0 0 8 7 0 0 0 2
2012–13 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 37 0 5 5 41
2012–13 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 7 0 0 0 2
2013–14 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 24 0 0 0 4
2013–14 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 19 1 1 2 20 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 47 10 13 23 24
2014–15 HC Benátky nad Jizerou Czech.1 2 1 0 1 0
2015–16 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 51 9 12 21 28 14 3 7 10 8
2016–17 HC Bílí Tygři Liberec ELH 42 11 13 24 30 16 2 6 8 6
2017–18 San Jose Barracuda AHL 67 7 20 27 20 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 1 8 9 8
2019–20 San Jose Barracuda AHL 2 0 2 2 0
2019–20 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 2 7 9 14
ELH totals 171 30 38 68 88
NHL totals 89 3 15 18 22

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th 8 1 0 1 4
2017 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 16 2 1 3 4

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
ELH
Champion (HC Bílí Tygři Liberec) 2016
Playoffs MVP 2016[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2012–13 Bili Tygri Liberec player statistics. Eliteprospects.com (April 5, 2013). Retrieved on April 5, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sharks sign defenseman Radim Simek. San Jose Sharks (May 23, 2017). Retrieved on May 23, 2017.
  3. Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Radim Simek. National Hockey League (April 28, 2018). Retrieved on April 29, 2018.
  4. Sharks Reassign Three Players to Barracuda (October 2, 2018). Retrieved on October 2, 2018.
  5. Jones makes 40 saves, Sharks defeat Canadiens. National Hockey League (December 2, 2018). Retrieved on December 6, 2018. “Sharks defenseman Radim Simek played 13:19 and was plus-one in his NHL debut”
  6. Jones makes 39 saves, Sharks shut down Hurricanes. National Hockey League (December 6, 2018). Retrieved on December 6, 2018. “He redirected Radim Simek's shot from the point. It was Simek's first NHL point in his second game.”
  7. Radim Simek's first NHL goal highlights Sharks' 'big win' over Devils (December 11, 2018).
  8. Statement From Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Radim Simek. National Hockey League (March 12, 2019). Retrieved on March 12, 2019.
  9. Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Radim Simek. National Hockey League (March 9, 2020). Retrieved on March 9, 2020.

External links[edit | edit source]


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