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Maple Leafs sign Wayne Simmonds to 2-year contract extension


Forward Jason Spezza also recently re-signed with the Leafs

Still licking their wounds after losing in 7 games to the Stanley Cup Finalist Montreal Canadiensm, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Wayne Simmonds to a two-year contract extension. The average annual value of the contract is worth $900,000.

Simmonds, 32, skated in 38 regular season games with the Maple Leafs during the 2020-21 season, recording nine points (seven goals, two assists). He recorded one assist against the Habs in seven playoff games with the Leafs.

The Scarborough native has registered 508 points (258 goals, 250 assists) in 947 regular season games and 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 51 playoff games between the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs. He skated in the NHL All-Star Game in 2017. 

Internationally, Simmonds has represented Canada at the IIHF World Championships on two occasions (2013, 2017) and the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2008.

Simmonds was originally selected by Los Angeles in the second round (61st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft.

Also of note, two weeks, ago, forward Jason Spezza, 38 from Mississauga, re-signed for another season with Toronto Maple Leafs for the league minimum $750,000.

Both players would have become Unrestricted Free Agents next month.

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