Maple Leafs agree to bring back Wayne Simmonds on a two-year extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed rugged forward Wayne Simmonds to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday with an average annual value of $900,000.

Prior to the deal, Simmonds was in line to become an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

Maple Leafs bring back Wayne Simmonds

Simmonds, 32, recorded nine points (seven goals, two assists) in 38 games this season. He also had an assist in seven playoff games for the Maple Leafs, who squandered a 3-1 series lead in the first round and were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens.

“I got a small taste of what it is to be a Leaf, but not the full thing,” Simmonds said today. “I’ve got a two year old daughter and I wouldn’t love anything more than seeing her in the stands with a Simmonds jersey on.”

The Ontario native collected 508 points (258 goals, 250 assists) in 947 career regular-season games with the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators and Maple Leafs. He also registered 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 51 playoff games.

Simmonds was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media