Good morning Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

It's officially the end of Wayne Simmonds NHL career.

Simmonds to retire a Flyer after 15 NHL seasons
Forward Wayne Simmonds announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday after 15 seasons with six teams.

After 15 seasons in the NHL, he's experienced something only a fraction of a percentage of hockey players get to. A decade and a half of professional hockey at it's peak, playing for the Kings, Flyers, Sabres, Devils, Predators, and Maple Leafs.

He made huge impacts everywhere he went; particularly in Philadelphia where spent that majority of his career.

Wayne Simmonds Community Efforts Have Lasting Impact — O2K Sports Management
Zayde Wisdom wasn’t alone during his journey to major junior hockey. His mother, Mairri McConnell, works multiple jobs, including sales at a garage door manufacturer. His father, Anies Wisdom, drove trucks. Any discretionary income went toward their son’s blossoming hockey career, and it often wasn

His coming home to Toronto also meant a lot to Leafs fans:

Wayne Simmonds means everything
It’s been a while since a Black player donned a Leafs sweater

People with his reach, prominence, and abilities can sometimes phone in or do a bare minimum of outreach, but he was on top of it every chance he got. Never a moment wasted.

Simmonds Making Goals & Dreams Come True
Wayne Simmonds hosting his 2nd annual ‘Wayne’s Road Hockey Warriors’ in his home community; NHLPA Goals & Dreams supporting with donation of 25 sets of equipment

With over 1,000 games, Wayne Simmonds made a huge impact, and we thank him for it.

Now, some other news.

Are the Carolina Hurricanes considering a rebuild?

There's a new Amazon show coming soon, player focused instead of one team. I'm sure it won't be overly edited and censored at all.

An overview of the current Leafs situation from MLHS.

Lineup experimentation, Nick Robertson’s frustration, and special teams adjustments - Maple Leafs Notebook
It was a week light on games for the Maple Leafs, but injuries and illnesses are keeping the lineup in constant flux heading into a much busier week ahead. Earlier today, I questioned the idea that this is a Cup-or-bust season for the Maple Leafs while looking at the scoring depth, youth, and continuity developing […]

It's going to be great when Easton Cowan breaks into the Leafs line up.

PYETTE: Drive, consistency fuel Easton Cowan’s record point streak
Easton Cowan’s team record 34-game point streak, which started. Nov. 25, adds up to half of the London Knights’ full 68-game schedule

The Huntsville Sting U13 Black team did 1,358 'good deeds' and were named Good Deeds Cup winners.

‘Immensely proud’: Huntsville hockey team’s good deeds recognized
The U13 team completed 1,358 good deeds to win Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup; team donating $100,000 prize to Food4Kids Muskoka

Another Brock Badgers goalie gets an NHL deal.

Oilers sign Brock Badgers goaltender Connor Ungar to 2-year deal | CBC Sports
The Edmonton Oilers have signed Brock Badgers goaltender Connor Ungar to a two-year, entry-level contract following his standout rookie season in the OUA.

Finally, the PWHL trade deadline was yesterday, and it seems like Ottawa has thrown in the towel.

PWHL Trade Deadline Roundup: Ottawa swings two deals

Enjoy your day everyone!