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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.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016