Wayne Simmonds was drafted in the second round (61st overall) in 2007 by Los Angeles, but was shipped to Philadelphia in the Mike Richards trade last summer. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
When the Philadelphia Flyers acquired Wayne Simmonds last summer they knew they were getting a hard working forward with a nose for the net, but even they have to be impressed with how the 23-year-old winger has developed this season.
His 26 goals and 47 points are both career highs and the Toronto native is a plus player for the first time in his career. THN’s Matt Larkin sat down with Simmonds to discuss his banner year, life in Philadelphia and more.
REPORTER: Matt Larkin | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper