BUFFALO – On Monday, the Buffalo Sabres acquired New Jersey Devils right-winger Wayne Simmonds in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick.
If Simmonds plays 10 games for the Sabres this season, or if the Sabres make the playoffs, the draft pick New Jersey received bumps up to a fourth-round selection.
In 61 games this season for the Devils, Simmonds scored eight goals and added 16 assists.
Simmonds will be on his third different team in the last two seasons after spending seven-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. He also played for the Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators.
Simmonds has scored at least 25 goals in a season five times in his 12-year career. The winger has scored 498 points in 902 regular season games (251 G-247 A).
Simmonds has played in 44 playoff games. Simmonds will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.