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Six Questions with Wayne Simmonds

by Melody Huskey / Los Angeles Kings
Kings right wing Wayne Simmonds was one of only five Kings to play all 82 games.

LAKings.com caught up with Kings forward Wayne Simmonds to ask six questions about what he does during the offseason.

Simmonds, a 20-year old right wing, just finished his rookie season on the Kings after making his NHL debut on Oct. 11, 2008 at San Jose.  The 6-2 native of Scarborough, Ont., finished the year with 132 hits to rank fourth amongst NHL rookies.  Simmonds had 23 points in 2008-09 (9-14=23) after recording his first point (a goal) against Anaheim on Oct. 14, 2008, his third game.

LAKings.com:
What was the first thing you did after the season ended?
Simmonds: The first thing I did after the season was take a break and relax.

LAKings.com: Where are you living during the summer?
Simmonds: Normally I live with my parents, but this summer I decided to get my own place in Toronto.

LAKings.com: How do you keep in shape during the offseason?  Describe a typical workout.
Simmonds: I workout six days a week for most of the summer. Workouts vary from day to day, but if I were doing legs then it would consist of sets of squats, lunges, leg presses, and plyometrics work with some track workouts towards the beginning.

LAKings.com: What is your favorite summer activity?
Simmonds: I don't know if I really have a favorite, but I started golfing a bit and am enjoying it quite a bit.

LAKings.com: What was your favorite moment of the 2008-09 season?
Simmonds: I can't pick just one moment. I just think that my whole first year experience was unreal (Kings 2008-09 Schedule and Results).

LAKings.com: What are you most looking forward to for next season?
Simmonds: I am looking forward to most is seeing the improvement that our team has made during the offseason.

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