3 Players New Jersey Devils Should Move At NHL Trade Deadline

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New Jersey Devils Wayne Simmonds
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85. . RW. New Jersey Devils. Wayne Simmonds. 1. player

The New Jersey Devils signed Wayne Simmonds to a one-year deal via free agency in July. He was expected to come in to bring leadership and maybe provide a little bit of offense. He isn’t the offensive player he once was, but he is still extremely tough. He brings a lot of energy to any clubhouse, so a team looking to make a deep run would really enjoy his services.

If the Devils were as good as everyone projected in 2019-20, then Simmonds would be in the perfect role as a middle-six winger. On a bad team, he looks worse than he is. He has four goals and 14 assists in 46 games played. He is a good net-front presence at even strength and on the power play.

Any team that needs some toughness up front would love to add a player like Simmonds. A team like the Toronto Maple Leafs are always ragged on for not being tough enough. Simmonds is Ontario born and would probably play that role there perfectly. He would be able to go play for his home town team and give them a chance to win the Cup. The Leafs or anyone looking for some toughness headed into the playoffs might pay a decent amount for him.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Simmonds came back in the summer because he seems to be enjoying his time in New Jersey. The long-time Flyer is still an okay player that has something to give to an NHL team. It is less than ideal that it may end this way but if they can get something for him they should.