Simmonds agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.8 million contract with Toronto on Tuesday. Simmonds ended the year bogged down in a 16-game goal drought during which he managed just one assist while averaging 12:06 of ice time. For the first time in his NHL career, the 32-year-old Simmonds failed to top the 10-point mark in part due to injuries that limited him to a mere 38 games. While he is unlikely to get back to being a 60-point producer, Simmonds should be capable of garnering 20-30 points in the coming season.
Simmonds recorded an assist and two hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 5. Simmonds set up the first of Jake Muzzin's two goals in the third period. That assist snapped a 13-game point drought for Simmonds, which dated back to his goal in a 5-3 win over the Jets on April 22. The winger has picked up 10 hits, seven shots on net and a plus-1 rating through five postseason contests.
Simmonds has gone six games without a point and has one assist in his last 13. Simmonds brings an important edge to the Leafs' bottom six, but he hasn't delivered much offense. He has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 35 games. As the team heads toward the postseason, Simmonds is likely on the outside for playing time unless there's an injury.
Simmonds scored a goal in Toronto's 5-3 win over Winnipeg on Thursday. Simmonds snapped a six-game point slump and seven-game goal drought. The Leafs are shuffling around lines because of Zach Hyman's knee injury and the arrival of Nick Foligno, so the next few games could feature Simmonds in different roles. He brings speed and ferocity to whatever line he's on, so if he sticks on a higher line, he could be a late-season offensive surprise.
Simmonds scored a goal and added two PIM in Monday's 5-3 win over the Flames. Simmonds scored his first goal in nine games since he returned from a wrist injury. The 32-year-old winger has six tallies and a helper in 21 appearances this season. He's added 32 hits, 28 PIM and a minus-3 rating in a bottom-six role, which is likely to have only limited appeal in fantasy.
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