Know About Wayne Simmonds; Trade, Contract, Stats, Married, Salary

Published Date: 26 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 26 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

What we witnessed from the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline? The Canadian-born ice hockey right wing, Wayne Simmonds is no more Philadelphia Flyers as the 30-year-old athlete is traded to Nashville Predators. He completed the switch for forward Ryan Hartman.

Up until 25 February 2019’s trade, Wayne Simmonds played for NHL side Philadelphia Flyers. He joined Flyers in 2011 after entering the professional field of hockey in 2008. A promising sports career has earned Wayne with a cool nickname ‘Wayne Train.’

Short Bio: Age, Height, Family

Wayne Simmonds was born to Cyril Simmonds and Wanda Mercury-Simmonds on 26 August 1988. He was raised alongside his three brothers and one sister in his hometown of Scarborough, Ontario. Wayne’s family originally came from North Preston, Nova Scotia.

6 feet and 1.5 inches (1.88m) tall in height, Wayne Simmonds holds Canadian nationality and carries mixed ethnicity as his parents hail from the African community in Canada. Wayne was passionate towards ice hockey from his young age as he always idolized Sergei Fedorov growing up.

Recent Trade, NHL Contract & Salary

The NHL trade deadline on 25 February 2019 saw former Flyers’ right wing make his way to the Nashville Predators. Wayne was traded for former Predators’ forward Ryan Hartman. Besides, he is sure to be a 2020 conditional fourth-round draft pick or even the third-rounder if Predators win a playoff round.

Wayne, who is playing his 11th NHL season, signed a $23.82 Million-worth six-year-long contract with the Flyers in August 2012 before being acquired by the Predators this Monday. On top of that, Wayne’s NHL salary is estimated to swirl around $3.8 Million.

Career Stats

Starting off with the minor hockey career at the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Wayne featured for Canada at the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Besides, the young player was picked 61st overall by the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Wayne scored his first NHL goal against Anaheim Ducks on 14 October 2008.

Wayne was later traded to Philadelphia Flyers on 23 June 2011. He received a Gordie Howe hat-trick in a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers on 11 February 2012. Long-haul association with Flyers ended for Wayne recently with his move to Predators.


Wayne Simmonds as a player of Philadephia Flyers (Picture: The Hockey News)

So far, the 30-years-of age forward’s NHL stats suggest 242 goals and 229 assists from 824 regular season appearances. Besides, he holds the record of 8 goals and 13 assists in 42 playoffs. In addition, Wayne has scored a single goal in 18 senior international appearances.

Wayne Simmonds Married To Girlfriend Crystal Corey! Rumor Or True?

As far as Wayne Simmonds tries to keep his personal life hidden from the media coverage, his relationship with Crystal Corey has been making rounds on the internet for quite some time. NBC Sports reported that the new Predator’s player popped the question to his girlfriend in 2017 to which she said yes.

Wayne even announced the engagement news with Crystal on his Instagram account, which is no longer available right now. Besides, The Complete Hockey News’ tweet on 8 July 2018 suggests that the long-term couple even tied the wedding knots. On top of that, Crystal changed her last name to Simmonds on her Twitter account which possibly suggests the couple actually married.


Wayne Simmonds pictured with his possible-wife, Crystal Corey in 2017 (Picture: Wayne’s Twitter)

Until and unless one of them make public on the internet, Wayne’s fans and followers will find it hard to distinguish whether the player’s marriage is true or some false rumor.

Some Interesting Facts About Wayne Simmonds

  • While growing up, Wayne was a huge fan of NHL side Detroit Red Wings.
  • Wayne received an act of racism in 2011 as some fans threw a banana at him while in Flyers’ pre-season game against Detroit Red Wings.
  • Besides, he had to deal with racial chant during the 2012-13 NHL lockout as some fans began shouting ‘opice’, a term which translates to ‘monkey’ in a game between Liberec and Pirati Chomutov.  
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