Simmonds registered a power-play goal and an assist during Saturday's 8-2 win over Washington. The 29-year-old winger is off to a solid start with five goals, six points, 14 shots and three power-play goals through the first five games of the campaign. Simmonds is an excellent cross-category contributor, and he's posted at least 28 goals and 50 points in each of the past four seasons. His role on the No. 1 power play helps his fantasy outlook, and Simmonds also moves the needle in formats that include PIM and hits.
Simmonds scored the overtime-winning goal Saturday against Anaheim. A terrific start to the season for the Wayne Train, who netted a hat trick in the season opener. The 29-year-old is fantasy gold due to his ability to find twine frequently and rack up elite PIM totals. In each of his last five full seasons, Simmonds has landed in the 30-goal-range, making him one of the most lethal goal scorers around. He won't blow you out of the water with his point total at the end of the year, but Simmonds is simply one of the best all-around fantasy players you can own.
Simmonds recorded a hat trick Wednesday against the Sharks in a 5-3 win. One of his goals was an empty-netter, so there was certainly some luck in this hat trick considering he only recorded three shots on net. However, Simmonds has two 30-goal seasons on his resume, so this is not a fluke by any means.
Simmonds was protected by Philadelphia and will not be available to Vegas in the expansion draft, NHL.com reports. Simmonds turned in another rock-solid fantasy season with excellent cross-category coverage. He topped the 30-goal mark for the second straight year and supported his 32 tallies with 54 points, 224 shots, 122 PIM and 162 hits. His 25 power-play points were also a career-best mark. Unfortunately, Simmonds' minus-18 rating was a statistical drain, but there is potential for him to rebound next year in that column.
Simmonds potted his 30th goal of the year -- a power-play tally, appropriately -- and added two assists along with five PIM for fighting in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Islanders. After scoring a goal and assisting on another to help build the Flyers' 5-0 first-period lead, Simmonds fought Anders Lee, securing himself a Gordie Howe hat trick in the space of just one period. He went on to add a second assist on an empty-netter. The tough winger came into this tilt in a pretty major slump -- just five points and a minus-4 rating in a span of 14 games -- but he's now finally cleared the 50-point mark while achieving his second 30-goal season. As always, tons of Simmonds' production has come on the power play, as he's now matched his career high with 24 man-advantage points.
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