Kent Simpson was born on March 26, 1992 in Edmonton, Alberta. The product of the WHLís Everett Silvertips was drafted in the second round, 58th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Simpson would play four years with the Silvertips when he would turn professional with the Chicago Blackhawks organization for the 2012-13 season. He would bounce around from the AHLís Rockford IceHogs and the ECHlís Toledo Walleye as a rookie in professional hockey.
The following season he would spend the majority of his year with the Rockford IceHogs however he would be promoted to the NHL level on December 14, 2013 where he appeared in relief of Antti Raanta during a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
During the 2014-15 season, Simpson would be traded along with Nick Leddy to the New York Islanders in Exchange for Ville Pokka, T.J. Brennan, and Anders Nilsson. The Islanders would have Simpson split time between the AHLís Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the ECHLís Stockton Thunder during that season.
For the 2015-16 season, Simpson signed an AHL contract with the Stockton Heat where he would split his time with the Heat and the ECHLís Adirondack Thunder.
On the international stage Simpson has represented Canada twice, highlighted by a Silver Medal at the 2009 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge and an appearance at the 2010 IIHF World Under 18 Championships.