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SIMMONDS AND DEVILS AGREE TO ONE-YEAR $5 MILLION CONTRACT

July 01, 2019

Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with right wing Wayne Simmonds on a one-year contract worth $5,000,000. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.

Simmonds, 30, spent the 2018-19 season with Philadelphia and Nashville, where he totaled 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 points with 99 penalty minutes in 79 games. He also skated in two Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Predators. Simmonds was acquired by the Predators at the 2019 trade deadline for Ryan Hartman and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Prior to his trade to Nashville, Simmonds played for the Philadelphia Flyers for eight seasons, recording 203 goals and 175 assists for 378 points and 784 penalty minutes. During the 2016-17 season, the Scarborough, Ontario native was selected to his first ever All-Star game, representing the Metropolitan Division.

The 6-2, 185lb., forward has played for Los Angeles (2008-2011), Philadelphia (2011-2019) and Nashville (2019) during his eleven-season NHL career. A veteran of 841 career regular-season NHL games, Simmonds has totaled 243 goals and 231 assists for 474 points with 1,057 penalty minutes. He's added eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 44 career Stanley Cup Playoff contests. He won the NHL Mark Messier Leadership Award for the 2018-19 season, an award that recognizes an individual as a superior leader within their sport, and as a contributing member of society. Simmonds represented Canada at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships, winning the silver medal in 2017 and was a member of the 2008 squad that won the World Junior Championships with current Devils' teammate P.K. Subban. Born on August 26, 1988, he was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round, 61st overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft and played his junior hockey in Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie (OHL).

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