New York Rangers

Simmonds, NJD: A good fit, so why a short contract?

The main catalyst that sent the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup was obviously the acquisition of Mark Messier, a 5-time champion in Edmonton, who brought the leadership skills needed to lead a young club to a championship. Twenty-five years later and learning from hockey history, the New Jersey Devils opened NHL Free Agency by signing free agent Wayne Simmonds, who split last season between Philadelphia and Nashville.