Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds
Right Wing
Number: 17
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 185
Shoots: Right
Born: Aug 26, 1988  (Age 27)
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, Canada
Drafted: LAK / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (61st overall)
2009-10: Led Kings with plus-22 rating...Had seven multi-point games (Kings were 6-0-1 in those games)…Career high 19 penalty minutes Jan. 30, 2010 at Boston…24 points (9-15=24) and plus-15 rating in 30-game span (Nov. 25, 2009 to Feb. 6, 2010)...Five-game point (2-4=6) streak (Jan. 14 to Jan. 23, 2010)...Played in 115 consecutive games from Oct. 11, 2008 to Dec. 10, 2010 before being sidelined with a lower body injury…Career high six-game point (4-4=8) streak (Nov. 25 to Dec. 5, 2009) – plus-8 during that span...Scored on first career penalty shot Dec. 3, 2009 vs. Ottawa...Three-game goal (3-1=4) streak (Nov. 25 to Nov. 28, 2009)... Played in 100th NHL game and 100th consecutive game Nov. 9, 2009 at Chicago...Three-game goal (3-1=4) streak (Oct. 19 to Oct. 24, 2009)…PLAYOFFS: Tied for second on Kings with 23 hits…Led Kings with nine penalty minutes…Two points (1-1=2) in Game 4 vs. Vancouver.

Ranked fourth among NHL rookies with 132 hits...Ranked eighth among NHL rookies with 39 takeaways (third on Kings)...Ranked 10th among NHL rookies with 73 penalty minutes...Ranked 11th among NHL rookies with 127 shots...One of five Kings to play in all 82 games....Five points (3-2=5) in the final four games of the season...Three-game point (1-3=4) streak (March 14 to March 19, 2009)...Recorded first career multi-point and multi-assist game March 19, 2009 at Boston...First career game-winning goal Dec. 6, 2008 vs. Columbus...Recorded first career NHL assist Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Carolina (fourth NHL game)...Recorded first career NHL point with a goal Oct. 14, 2008 vs. Anaheim (third NHL game)...Made NHL debut Oct. 11, 2008 at San Jose.

Finished second season in the OHL, splitting time with Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie…Recorded 39 points (17-22=39) and 43 penalty minutes in 29 regular season games with Owen Sound before being traded to Sault Ste. Marie on Dec. 4, 2007…Recorded 36 points (16-20=36), 68 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 31 regular season games with Sault Ste. Marie...Combined he had 75 points (33-42=75) and 111 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games…Represented Western Conference at 2008 OHL All-Star Classic and recorded an assist…Also appeared in 14 playoff games for Sault St. Marie, sharing the club lead with 14 points (4-9=14) and 22 penalty minutes.

2006-07: Finished first season in the OHL, playing with Owen Sound...Recorded 49 points (23-26=49) and 112 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games…His 49 points ranked 10th among OHL rookies (sixth overall on Owen Sound), 23 goals was tied for seventh among OHL rookies (tied for fifth overall on Owen Sound)…Scored three short-handed goals, tied for second most among OHL rookies (tied for first overall on Owen Sound)…His 112 penalty minutes ranked fourth on Owen Sound…Also appeared in four playoff games for Owen Sound, recording two points (1-1=2) and four penalty minutes.

LAST AMATEUR CLUB: Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, OHL…Played in OHL All-Star Classic in 2007-08.

Earned gold medal for Team Canada at the 2008 World Junior Championships (7 GP, 0-0=0) – one of four Kings to play for the team (Jonathan Bernier, Drew Doughty and Thomas Hickey).

PERSONAL: Nickname: Simmer…Off-season home: Scarborough, Ontario…Favorite movie: American Gangster…Favorite TV show: Family Guy…Favorite actor: Denzel Washington…Favorite band…Lil Wayne…Favorite NHL city, other than Los Angeles: Calgary…Favorite book: To Kill A Mocking Bird…Favorite sport other than hockey: basketball…Favorite hockey moment: making it to the NHL…Favorite pro athlete: Dwayne Wade…Favorite hockey player growing up: Sergei Fedorov…Favorite road arena: Pengrowth Saddledome…Favorite food: lasagna…Favorite holiday: Christmas…Favorite vacation spot: Cancun…Superstitions: put left equipment on first…First job: construction…Wears jersey number because: first number he had in the OHL…Helps the environment by: recycling…If not a hockey player he would be: fireman…Miscellaneous: loves beach volleyball.