Toronto Maple Leafs players John Tavares, Wayne Simmonds, and Morgan Rielly
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BREAKING: Fan-Favourite Maple Leaf Retires Mid-Season

Published January 26, 2024 at 3:35 PM

In a major announcement, a former member of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization revealed that he's retiring from hockey.

Former Maple Leaf Retires From Hockey

We learned a few minutes ago that the former Maple Leaf Wayne Simmonds is retiring from hockey.


"Spoke to Wayne Simmonds for an upcoming HDA story.

Without a contract this season, I asked about his playing future:

"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.""

Per Puck Empire:

"Wayne Simmonds 🇨🇦 has retired from professional hockey at the age of 35.

Simmonds played 1,037 games in the #NHL with Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Nashville, New Jersey, Buffalo and Toronto from 2008-2023, scoring 263 goals and 526 points in that span.

He also played with Eispiraten Crimmitschau (DEL2) 🇩🇪 and Bili Tygri Liberec (ELH) 🇨🇿 in his professional career.

He played 18 games with the Canadian National Team at the IIHF World Championship, scoring one goal and three points in that span, and winning a Silver Medal 🥈🇨🇦

He was drafted 61st overall by Los Angeles in 2007."

Details will follow.

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BREAKING: Fan-Favourite Maple Leaf Retires Mid-Season

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