Who is ex-NHL player Chris Simon, cause of death, obituary, net worth, bio, age and wife

Who is ex-NHL player Chris Simon, cause of death, obituary, net worth, bio, age and wife

Here is all you need to know about Ice hockey player Chris Simon including his age, net worth, bio, cause of death and more 

Chris Simon, a former NHL winger, passed away at age 52 and his family posted a statement on Tuesday night confirming that he had committed suicide.

Following his death on Monday night in his hometown of Wawa, Ontario, the hockey world is in mourning for the Stanley Cup winner.

Who is ex-NHL player Chris Simon, cause of death, obituary, net worth, bio, age, family and wife

Who was Chris Simon?

Christopher J. Simon was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in both the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Continental Hockey League (KHL) and was born on January 30, 1972 in Wawa, Ontario, Canada.

The 52-year-old stands 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) tall.

A look at Chris Simon’s career

During Chris Simon’s NHL career, the athlete who was known for his aggression was suspended eight times, missing a total of 65 games. He has played for teams like Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Vityaz Chekhov, UHC Dynamo and Metallurg Novokuznetsk.


Playing for 15 seasons, Simon was a staple of the NHL’s bruiser era. He, who has 666 penalty minutes in 320 games, is still among the Washington Capitals’ most penalised players. Seven of those came while he was a member of the team. With 29 goals and 49 points, he had his greatest season in 1999–2000.

Originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the 1990 NHL Draft, Simon was selected with the 25th overall pick. Simon, however, was someone Philadelphia knew they were getting; in 57 OHL games during his draft year, he scored 36 goals, 74 points, and 146 penalty minutes.


Chris Simon’s parents

John, Chris Simon’s father, is from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is of Ojibwe ancestry.

Chris Simon’s wife and kids

Chris Simon was first married to Lauri Smith and together, they welcomed a son. He then married Valerie and welcomed four kids together however, they also didn’t last forever and divorced in 2017.

Chris Simon’s cause of death

Chris Simon passed away on March 18, 2024 (aged 52) in Wawa, Ontario, Canada.


The family of Chris Simon, through his former agent Paul Theofanous, published a statement in which they firmly believed that Chris had severe CTE, which ultimately caused his death.

The family strongly believes and witnessed firsthand, that Chris struggled immensely from CTE, which unfortunately resulted in his death.”

The progressive brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, can result from repeated head traumas such as concussions. He had a net worth of $18 million.