Simon Wheeldon

WheeldonSimon Wheeldon was a prolific scorer as a Junior with the Victoria Cougars and was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1984. After finishing his Junior career, Simon became a free agent and signed his first pro contract with the New York Rangers. He was an instant success in the AHL and IHL scoring 109 points in his rookie season. Simon played a handfull of games in the NHL with New York and the Winnipeg Jets, where he was traded in 1990, and in 1992 made the move to Europe signing on with VEU Feldkirch in Austria. Simon twice led the league in goals and points, won the European Championship in 1998 and also played in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics and five World Championships for Austria. In 1999 Simon landed in Munich, where he captained the Barons for the next three seasons before returning to VEU Feldkirch to finish his pro career.

Simon returned to Nelson with his family and became head coach and general manager of the Nelson Leafs Junior Hockey Club from 2005-2010. He coached the team to a KIJHL Championship in 2009 and a second place finish that season at the provincial Junior B championship, the Cyclone Taylor Cup. This season Simon will be coaching the Kootenay Ice in the BC Major Midget League.

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