Hockey Career

Jason Simon’s hockey career began in organized house league hockey, graduating to the
Travel Hockey team and eventually the AAA team in Sarnia. Jason was the only Native player within the entire Sarnia AAA organization.

Dedicated and inspired to be the best hockey player despite the odds, Jason created achievable short term goals that would contribute to his overall long term New York Islandersgoal of playing in the NHL. Jason achieved these goals by first playing Jr. B in Chatham, Ontario and then by being drafted in the 5th round to the London Knights in 1985. Jason’s OHL career spanned from the London Knights, Sudbury Wolves, Hamilton Steelhawks, Kingston Raiders and Windsor Spitfires.

In 1989, Jason Simon was drafted in the 11th round to New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.  He became one of only a few First Nations hockey players in Canada to be drafted and play in the NHL.