January 22, 1981|
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Ottawa Senators|
48th overall, 1999|
Simon Lajeunesse (born January 22, 1981) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. Lajeunesse played in one National Hockey League game for the Ottawa Senators during the 2001-02 NHL season. Most of his career was spent in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
Lajeunesse played his junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. His play with the Moncton Wildcats attracted the attention of the Ottawa Senators, who selected him 48th overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He turned professional in 2001 with the Senators, playing for their minor league affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL) along with some games in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with the Mobile Mysticks. Lajeunesse was called up to the Senators and he played 24 minutes of a March 7, 2002 game with the Senators, stopping all nine shots he faced. But due to a back injury, he couldn't continue the game. It would be the only time he would play in the NHL. The next season, he returned to the minor leagues and he did not return to the NHL. He played one further season in the Senators' system before being traded by Ottawa to the Florida Panthers for Joey Tetarenko on March 4, 2003. The rest of his career was spent playing for the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL and several teams in the ECHL. He finished his career with two seasons in the semi-pro Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey (LNAH) with Laval and St. George's before retiring in 2007 at the age of 26.