Wayne Simmonds in a game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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Wayne Simmonds signs a one-day contract with the Flyers

Published March 18, 2024 at 11:45

We just learned from the Philadelphia Flyers that Wayne Simmonds is set to sign a one-day deal with them to retire as a member of their organization.

Wayne Simmonds Signs One-Day Contract With the Philadelphia Flyers

Wayne Simmonds officially retired from hockey last summer, and he now returns for one last day in Philadelphia, where he played 584 games.

The Flyers are set to honor Simmonds' career on April 13th, in a game against the New Jersey Devils.

"Former Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds today announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL). In honor of his retirement, the Philadelphia Flyers will sign Simmonds to a one-day contract and honor his career on Saturday, April 13 when the Flyers host the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center (5 p.m. ET)."

Wayne Simmonds made this declaration:

"It's hard to describe my emotions on a day like this, but one of my very first thoughts as I look back is my life in Philadelphia and playing for the Flyers. Taking the ice in a Flyers sweater is a special feeling and it's one that I'm truly proud of. The history of this franchise and standard of being a Flyer that was set is unique and one that I hold in the highest regard. Perhaps the biggest reason for that is the way the fans embrace this team. It was a thrill to play for you all these years, and you mean so much to me. I'd like to thank Dan Hilferty, Keith Jones and Danny Briere for making this a special day and the fans for all their support throughout the years for me and my family."

A classy move from the Flyers! Even if the management changed since Simmonds' days with the team, they still agreed to celebrate him, out of respect.

April 13th promises to be a special day for him and the Flyers' fans.
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