Simmonds notched a power-play goal, adding an assist, two PIM and four hits during Tuesday's 4-0 preseason win against the Islanders.
Simmonds already looks in regular season form, even without a few studs in the lineup. The 28-year-old had a career year in 2015-16, finding twine 32 times and adding 28 assists, 147 PIM and 229 shots on goal. The winger has been a consistent offensive threat for five years with the Flyers, but struggles in the plus/minus department. The 2007 second-round pick has only reached positive for the year once (2009-10 with the Kings), which is one of the few knocks against the power-play weapon.
Wayne Simmonds assisted on both Philadelphia Flyers goals in their 2-1 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Simmonds' first two points of the postseason were the key to Philadelphia's first victory of the series. The 32-goal scorer has failed to find the back of the net on 10 shots this series, but that's going to have to change in a hurry if the Flyers hope to extend their season any further.
Simmonds has established career-bests in goals (32), PIM (147), hits (192) and shots (229), and tied his best in points (60) this season. This kind of production makes him an elite fantasy contributor -- there are very few players who combine his scoring and snarl. Simmonds has one more game to increase all those tallies -- the