Sunday, September 27, 2009
How can you not be impressed with Wayne Simmonds? This guy really looks to have been a fantastic pick. Taken with the last pick in the 2nd rd of the 2007 draft(61st overall selection), Simmonds is actually the 5th highest scorer of all players in that draft. But what impresses me more is the fact that Simmonds is really not only hard nosed but rarely loses a fight.
Looking at his fight card as a pro-he only has a handful of loses with none being of the real ass kicked type of loss. The fights he has lost has been to Travis Moen and a debatable loss on points to Mike Brown. Certainly no shame in losing to Travis Moen by any stretch.
Amazing to think that Simmonds has actually scored more the Kyle Turris, though its still early in both of their careers.
Anyhow, here is a breakdown of Simmonds fights as some food for thought with a couple of clips. If Simmonds can be a 20+goal guy who scraps and is solid defensively its hard to think that Simmonds may very well turn out to be one of the best 5-10 players in the 2007 draft.
2007 Draft Stats
Wayne Simmonds Fight Card