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On this date in Penguins history: Day two of 2015 NHL Draft

The Penguins drafted Dominik Simon on this date in 2015.

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On this date in 2015, the second day of the NHL Draft was held features rounds two through seven.

The Penguins only had four rounds in this draft, with several picks having been traded.

The most notable selection the Penguins made was in the fifth round, with the 137th overall pick.

With this pick, the Penguins drafted Dominik Simon.

Simon would appear with the Penguins for three games and two games in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively.

Simon has been a mainstay in the Penguins lineup for the past two seasons, often seeing time on Sidney Crosby’s wing.

In 173 NHL games played, Simon has registered 19 goals, 45 assists, and 64 points.

With the Penguins three other selections in the draft, they selected:

  • Daniel Sprong — 2nd round, 46th overall pick
  • Frederik Tiffels — 6th round, 167th overall pick
  • Nikita Pavlychev — 7th round, 197th overall pick

Sprong was ultimately traded in 2018 for Marcus Petterson.