Winger- Wayne Simmonds (17 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 3 points)
Is it ironic that the first two players from this list have been traded from the Flyers to the Predators? Yes, but that doesn’t mean the lineup is any less valid, it just means the teams made some convenient trades.
Simmonds was dealt for Ryan Hartman as part of the 2019 playoff push to bring some toughness, net front talent, and power play jump. It didn’t quite work out during the regular season, and then in the playoffs he took a Roman Josi slapshot to the knee which ended his Predators career.
Simmonds has seen his scoring totals decrease in recent years, but he is still a feared fighter.
Currently a free agent it might be the end of the line for Simmonds, but he’s put together quite the career.
In 1,037 NHL games, Simmonds has 263 goals and 263 assists for 526 points and 1,313 penalty minutes. In 2018-19 he also won the Mark Messier Leadership Award, given to community leaders on and off the ice.
Simmonds averaged 12:27 of ice time and had nine penalty minutes while also appearing in two playoff games for the Nashville Predators.