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Flyers legend hangs up the skates...for now


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Travis Politakis
January 27, 2024  (10:01)
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Friday afternoon not only saw the Philadelphia Flyers host their annual alumni game that sold out the Wells Fargo Center, but it also saw the career of a respected Flyers legend come to an end; sort of. Former Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds announced that he is stepping away from hockey to devote himself to his family.

"I haven't officially announced my retirement, but I'm done. I had a great career. It was the best time I've ever had in my life. Right now, it's family time."

Although by the looks of it many assume this is Simmonds official retirement, but Simmonds took to twitter to clarify that he isn't officially retired.
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Simmonds had an iconic career with the Flyers and was a crucial member to those mid-to-late 2010's teams that were consistently making playoff runs. Simmonds was a part of a core that featured Claude Giroux, Jakob Voracek and Sean Couturier that became well respected in the Flyers organization and the city of Philadelphia.
Simmonds played eight seasons with the Flyers from 2011-2019, consistently recording 40 plus point seasons. Simmonds had a stretch of five seasons in a row where he recorded over 45 points, including two seasons of 60 points and two seasons above 50 points.
Simmonds best season came in 2015-16 where Simmonds recorded 60 points on 32 goals and 28 assists playing 81 of 82 games that season.
One quality Simmonds brought to the Flyers was reliability. Simmonds was extremely reliable and only played less than 75 games in a season just twice while with the Flyers.
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