2006-07: Kent Simpson was drafted in the first round of the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft by the Everett Silvertips.
2007-08: Played in 1 game for the Silvertips, in a relief appearance.
2008-09: In his WHL rookie season, Simpson played in 27 games for the Silvertips, going 8-11-3-1. He posted a 3.85 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.
2009-10: In 34 games for the Silvertips, Simpson posted a 22-9-1-0 record. He finished with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. In 5 playoff games for the Silvertips, Simpson had a 2.62 goals-agsint average and a .908 save percentage. Simpson played for Team Canada at the Under-18 World Junior Championships.
2010-11: Simpson carried the load in Everett with 53 appearances. The netminder earned a 21-20-5-4 record for the 'Tips. He tied for third in the WHL with a .916 save percentage and tied for seventh with a 2.78 goals against average. An injury prevented Simpson from matching up against the Portland Winterhawks and fellow Chicago goalie prospect Mac Carruth in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Without their primary netminder, Everett was swept by the talented Portland team.
2011-12: Simpson made his pro debut with AHL Rockford in April following a WHL season in which he was a workhorse for the Everett Silvertips. Simpson allowed three goals in an overtime loss to Charlotte in his only game with the IceHogs. He played in 60 of 72 games for Rockford during the regular season and was 20-38, with seven losses coming in overtime. He had 2 shutouts with a 3.33 goals against and .909 save percentage. Everett finished fourth in the American Division, edging out Seattle for the final playoff spot. Simpson started all four playoff games as the Silvertips were swept by Tri-City and he had a 4.00 goals against and .883 save percentage. He was signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Chicago in May 2012.
Simpson's size allow him to fill the net and make it difficult for shooters to beat him straight up. He still needs to work on his overall positioning as he moves up the ladder.
A former second round pick, Simpson will make his professional debut in 2012-13 after he was signed to an entry-level contract by Chicago. He has the inside track on the back-up job in Rockford but the ECHL is a possibility because he will be in competition with Mac Carruth and Alec Richards for starts behind Carter Hutton.