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2023-24 Player in Review: Radim Simek

Jun 13, 2024
Written By: Andrew Streitel

Defenseman Radim Simek skated in his first season with the Griffins after being traded to the Detroit Red Wings from the San Jose Sharks with a 2024 seventh-round pick for left wing Klim Kostin on March 8. He accumulated one assist and an even plus-minus rating in nine regular-season games with Grand Rapids on top of producing 16 points (4-12—16), 29 penalty minutes and a plus-four rating in 40 outings as captain of the San Jose Barracuda. Simek added two assists, four penalty minutes and a plus-five rating in eight postseason outings with the Griffins.

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Regular Season Stat Line

9 GP, 0 goals, 1 assist, 1 point, +0 rating, 0 PIM with GRG
40 GP, 4 goals, 12 assists, 16 points, +4 rating, 29 PIM with SJB

Postseason Stat Line

8 GP, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points, +5 rating, 4 PIM with GRG

Contract Status 

Unrestricted free agent

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By the Numbers 

8 – Traded with a 2024 seventh-round pick from the San Jose Sharks to the Detroit Red Wings on March 8 for left wing Klim Kostin. He served as captain for the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda before being traded. 

20 – Made his Griffins debut on March 20 at the Manitoba Moose.    

3 – Bagged his first point as a Griffin with an assist on April 3 against the Chicago Wolves.

5 – Amassed five multi-point outings throughout the campaign, all coming with the San Jose Barracuda.  

3 – Posted a career-best three points (1-2—3) with San Jose on Jan. 6 at the Ontario Reign. 

2 – Tied a career high of two assists on Dec. 16 against the Calgary Wranglers, Jan. 6 at the Ontario Reign and on Jan. 20 at the Colorado Eagles.  

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1 – Scored his first career power-play goal in the AHL on Jan. 6 at the Ontario Reign during a career-high three-point night. 

5.6 – Set a new AHL career best with a 5.6 shooting percentage on 72 shots throughout the season.   

29 – His 29 penalty minutes during the regular season set a new career high in the AHL, beating out his previous 20 during his rookie campaign in 2017-18.  

5 – Five penalty minutes on Jan. 9 against the Ontario Reign set a new single-game high in the AHL. 

8 – Suited up for a career-high eight Calder Cup Playoff games with the Griffins. His two points (0-2—2) also set a new career best in the postseason.  

3 – He missed three games with the Griffins due to rehabbing an injury on March 29 at the Chicago Wolves, March 30 at the Milwaukee Admirals and on May 26 at the Admirals.  

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