Devils sign winger Wayne Simmonds to one-year, $5M deal

Watch as Wayne Simmonds scores his first goal with the Nashville Predators as Ryan Ellis finds him near the net with a great pass.

The New Jersey Devils have signed winger Wayne Simmonds to a one-year, $5-million deal, the club announced Monday.

The 30-year-old split the 2018-19 season between the Philadelphia Flyers and Nashville Predators, posting 17 goals and 30 points over the course of the season.

The bulk of the veteran sniper’s NHL tenure came with the Flyers, with whom he spent eight years, amassing 203 goals and 378 points over 548 total games for the Broad Street Bullies. Simmonds began his career with a three-year stint in Los Angeles, posting 93 points for the Kings.

The Scarborough, Ont., native has topped the 20-goal mark six times during his 11-year career, hitting the 30-goal plateau twice. He’s also made his mark as one of the more physical snipers in the game, dishing out 1,512 hits thus far through those 11 career seasons.

He joins a Devils squad that has already added two marquee pieces this off-season — 2019 first-overall pick Jack Hughes, and defender P.K. Subban, with whom Simmonds finished 2018-19 in Nashville.

July 1, 2019

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Wayne Simmonds
Right Wing
AGE: 30
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$5 million
TOTAL:
$5 million

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