Simon Gamache
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
171 lb (78 kg)
NLA Team
F. Teams
SC Bern
Atlanta Thrashers
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 3 1981 (1981-01-03) (age 38),
Thetford Mines, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 290th overall, 2000
Atlanta Thrashers
Pro Career 2001 – present

Simon Gamache (born January 3, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Fribourg-Gotteron of National League A (NLA) in Switzerland.


Gamache played his junior career with the Val-d'Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in which he won multiple awards including the Ed Chynoweth Trophy, Jean Béliveau Trophy, CHL Player of the Year, Michel Brière Memorial Trophy, CHL Top Scorer Award, CHL Humanitarian of the Year, and Guy Lafleur Trophy.

Gamache was drafted 290th overall, following his second season in the QMJHL, by the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Following his third season of junior, he moved up to professional hockey with Atlanta's American Hockey League (AHL) team, the Chicago Wolves. During his NHL career, he has played for the Atlanta Thrashers, Nashville Predators, St. Louis Blues, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He played for the Milwaukee Admirals AHL in the 2005–2006 season. In the 2006–2007 season, Gamache was playing in the Swiss League for SC Bern. For the 2007–2008 NHL Hockey Season, Simon Gamache has signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs. [1] On Oct. 2, 2007, Gamache was assigned to the Toronto Maple Leafs top affiliate, the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

On January 5, 2008 the Maple Leafs put Gamache on waivers. A few days later, Gamache returned to SC Bern, completing the rest of the Swiss season and playing the next 3 seasons with the team. On April 24, 2010, as part of the SC Bern team, he won the Swiss League championship. Gamache was placed on loan from to the NLA's Fribourg-Gotteron team at the start of the 2010-11 season[1].

On February 7, 2011, Gamache signed a two year extension with Fribourg-Gottéron, placing him under contract with the team until 2012-13[2].


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Preceded by
Brad Richards
CHL Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Pierre-Marc Bouchard

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