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Wayne Simmonds

Wayne Simmonds  #17

Philadelphia Flyers  Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: August 26, 1988  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Scarborough, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 183 DRAFTED: LAK / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (61st overall)
2014-15: Appeared in 75 regular season games, recording a career-high 50 points Led the team in goals (28) Finished 5th on the team in assists (22) Finished 4th on the team in points (50) Finished 3rd on the team in PIM (66) Led the team in power play goals (14) Led the team in game-winning goals (6) Finished third on the team in shots (188) Led the team in face-off win percentage (80.0%) Recorded a career high eight-game point-streak from Feb 8-22 Played in his 500th game in the NHL on Jan. 31 vs. TOR Reached 600 PIM in the NHL on Jan. 7 vs. OTT Scored his 100th goal as a Flyer on March 25 vs. CHI Recorded goals in three consecutive games from Oct. 9-14, including two consecutive two-goal games Recorded two goals Oct. 11 vs. MTL, his 15th multi-goal game Received second star honors after recording two goals and an assist Oct. 9 vs. NJD, his eighth career game of three points or more and his 14th career multi-goal game.
Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Brayden Schenn and Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Devin Shore) in 2012 Entry Draft for Mike Richards and Rob Bordson, June 23, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Crimmitschau (German-2), September 24, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), October 23, 2012.
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Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016