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Wayne Simmonds | Winger

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 183
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Wayne Simmonds is going to be one of the Philadelphia Flyers' assistant captains in 2014-15, according to Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post.
With Scott Hartnell now in Columbus and Kimmo Timonen's career in doubt, there was a clear void in leadership hierarchy. The 26-year-old Simmonds is coming off a career season in goals (29) and points (60) with five seasons left on his contract. Sep 18 - 11:51 PM

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The Score points out that the Philadelphia Flyers boasted a great mix of specialists on their power play.

Claude Giroux mainly runs the show, but Wayne Simmonds is a great presence near the net. The question is whether losing Scott Hartnell will hurt spacing. Still, one big takeaway from The Score's breakdown might be that Simmonds' PP production could be reliable.
Source: The Score
Sep 6 - 4:45 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers tried to get the first overall pick from the Florida Panthers last week, but they weren't interested in giving up Wayne Simmonds in the deal.

That's the word from Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal, who said Simmonds may be as close to "untouchable as there is on the Flyers’ roster." Matheson said the Flyers likely were inclined to offer Matt Read, Luke Schenn or Braydon Coburn along with unloading Vincent Lecavalier's contract. Panthers defenseman Erik Gubranson may have also been part of the package coming to the Flyers.
Jul 5 - 9:56 AM

Wayne Simmonds netted a hat trick to fuel Philadelphia to a season-saving 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all Game 7 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Flyers finally came alive with their season on the line, as the Rangers clearly had a firm grasp of momentum through the first five games of the series. Simmonds scored the first, second and fourth Flyer goals of the night, as the home side broke out to a 4-0 lead in the first 40 minutes. The 25 year old has four goals and an assist through six games in the post-season.
Apr 29 - 10:31 PM

Wayne Simmonds' 29 goals don't just represent a new career-high; he also topped all Philadelphia Flyers players this season.

Simmonds scored two tallies to push that total to 29. He blew away his previous career-highs in points, too, as now has 60 on the season (his previous ceiling was 49). When you add his 106 PIM and 209 SOG (not to mention 15 of those goals being PPG), it's easy to see why Simmonds is one of the best power forward options in fantasy.
Apr 13 - 7:48 PM

Wayne Simmonds continued his excellent season Thursday with a goal in Philadelphia's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

The power play marker gives Simmonds 27 on the season and raises his point total to 58, adding to his career-best numbers. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek picked up helpers on the goal while Sean Couturier also found the back of the net in the defeat.
Apr 10 - 11:19 PM

Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Philadelphia's 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Simmonds ended the Flyers' scoring drought after the team suffered back-to-back shutout losses. Jay Rosehill also scored a goal for Philadelphia. Claude Giroux, Andrew MacDonald, Michael Raffl, and Mark Streit each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Apr 5 - 3:51 PM

Wayne Simmonds netted a pair of goals for the Flyers in a 4-2 win over the Stars Thursday night.

You're probably aware of the power forward's propensity to rack up penalty minutes, making him valuable in rotisserie formats, but you may not have realized that he has also totalled 40 points in his last 43 games. Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also found the back for Philly in the win.
Mar 20 - 10:46 PM

Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds collected two goals and one assist on Sunday, pushing his season total to a career-high 50 points.

The 25-year-old is owned in 74 percent of Yahoo leagues, so there's a slight chance he can still be had. His point totals are one thign, but it's his peripherals that really make him special; he now has 95 PIM, 164 shots and 107 hits in 2013-14.
Mar 16 - 3:05 PM

Wayne Simmonds generated a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 4-2 triumph over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

He recorded the game winner on a second-period power play and he picked up an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's 13th tally of the year. Simmonds has 19 goals and 45 points, along with 85 penalty minutes, in 61 games this campaign. Sean Couturier and Luke Schenn also scored for the Flyers in the match, while Kimmo Timonen earned two assists after he got Thursday's game off to rest.
Mar 1 - 4:35 PM

Wayne Simmonds has 27 points since December 17th.

That is fourth best in the NHL behind teammate Claude Giroux (29), Kyle Okposo (29) and Sidney Crosby (28). His determination has been outstanding this season. "You know you're going to get the same thing from him every night," linemate Brayden Schenn said. "He's going to be up and down the wall. He wins his battles. He's going to be strong in front. He sees the ice well. He's been extra determined. I think he's one of the best net-front guys in the league. He's strong on the power play and dangerous in front of the net." Simmonds is owned in 75 percent of Yahoo! pools so if he is available in yours, grab him.
Feb 3 - 8:41 AM

Wayne Simmonds' goal on Saturday was the 100th of his NHL career.

Simmonds scored it against the team that drafted him 61st overall in the 2007 Draft, the Los Angeles Kings. He was part of the deal along with Brayden Schenn that sent Mike Richards to the Kings during the 2011 off-season. He has 18 goals, 40 points and 81 penalty minutes this season.
Feb 2 - 8:34 AM

Wayne Simmonds registered a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

The two-point effort snapped a four-game scoring drought for the Flyers winger. Simmonds has 18 goals and 40 points, along with 81 penalty minutes, in 56 contests this campaign. Claude Giroux also had a goal and a helper in the match.
Feb 1 - 6:59 PM

Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in Philadelphia's 4-3 shootout defeat on Monday.

Simmonds is now on a four-game point streak. He has 17 goals, 20 assists, and 77 penalty minutes in 50 games in 2013-14.
Jan 21 - 10:41 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers' power play has been rather inept and so home fans constantly urge their favorite players to stop passing in a circle and shoot put the puck on net.

"They always want you to shoot," Wayne Simmonds said. "But it's almost like they don't see the guy standing there in front of you, ready to block the shot. We're not stupid." The Flyers are a staggering 11-for-88 (12.5 percent) with the man advantage in Philly. That ranks them 27th in the NHL. They are a different animal on the road, having scored at least one power-play goal in four straight games away from home. Overall, they are 23-for-94 (24.5 percent) on the road, good for fifth in the NHL. "Sometimes, it's just a matter of overcomplicating things and trying to make the extra fancy play," Luke Schenn surmised, even though he's not a member of the Flyers power play. "Sometimes, it goes to every player, even 5-on-5 when you're at home, you try to put on that extra show for the hometown crowd. It's obviously not as successful."
Jan 18 - 11:17 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery