MAPLE LEAFS SIGN FORWARD WAYNE SIMMONDS

By: Toronto Maple Leafs


The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has signed forward Wayne Simmonds to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million.

Simmonds, 32, split the 2019-20 season between New Jersey and Buffalo after being traded from the Devils to the Sabres on February 24. In 68 games between the two teams, the Scarborough, Ontario native collected 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists).

In 909 career regular season games with Buffalo, New Jersey, Nashville, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Simmonds has registered 499 points (251 goals, 248 assists) and 1,123 penalty minutes while adding 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in 44 career playoff games.

He was originally selected by Los Angeles in the second round (61st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.