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Dominik Simon, the often polarizing winger, is a Pittsburgh Penguin no more. After not receiving a qualifying offer from the Penguins, Simon became an unrestricted free agent.

Now, Simon has a new team, as he has signed a one-year, $700,000 deal with the Calgary Flames.

Simon’s tenure with the Penguins was nothing if not entertaining for two divided portions of the fanbase.

While his advanced metrics were very well-received by those that follow the statistics (he held a 54.4 CF% and a 54.6 FF% over his career), many felt he did not produce enough tangible offense on the scoresheet to justify playing alongside the likes of Sidney Crosby and company on a regular basis. He registered 19 goals and 64 points in 173 games over the span of five seasons in Pittsburgh.

But before leaving the Steel City for good, Simon put out a very touching Instagram message for Penguins fans:

Dominik Simon — Instagram

Happy trails, Dominik. Enjoy this new chapter with Calgary.