Wayne Simmonds Heads to Europe
It has been officially confirmed that Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds will be heading to the Germany to play with ETC Crimmitschau. Simmonds joins teammates Ilya Bryzgalov, Ruslan Fedotenko, Jakub Voracek, and Niklas Grossman as members of the Flyers playing abroad.
Prior to his signing with ETC Crimmitschau, Simmonds had most recently made news for signing his new contract with the Flyers during the offseason. Simmonds was brought over to the Flyers last year after GM Paul Holmgren surprisingly traded then franchise player Mike Richards to the LA Kings for Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, and a draft pick. The 24 year old responded favorably, netting career highs in goals, points, and ice time.
As a result, expectations are high for Simmonds this year. Here’s to hoping that he doesn’t get injured abroad.