Wayne Simmonds was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers as part of the infamous Mike Richards trade back in the summer of 2011. At the time, the big fish for the Flyers was forward Brayden Schenn. Schenn was considered one of the top prospects in hockey. Some people went as far as to call him a “younger Mike Richards”.
Wayne Simmonds was there to sweeten the pot for the Flyers. He was a big, physical player that would work hard along the boards and fight guys when necessary. The kind of player that Philadelphia loves. No one thought that, a few years later, he would lead the team in goals. His highest point total with the Los Angeles Kings was 40. He simply wasn't used in that much of an offensive role.