Gary Simmons

Gary Simmons (born July 19, 1944 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)[1] is a former ice hockey goaltender. He played four seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the California Seals, Cleveland Barons, and Los Angeles Kings.

Gary Simmons
Born (1944-07-19) July 19, 1944 (age 75)
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for California Golden Seals
Cleveland Barons
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1965–1979

Simmons was a large, rangy goaltender who had a penchant of roaming far from his goal crease to play the puck or cut off shooting angles. This would often result in either spectacular saves or embarrassing goals allowed into an open net. Simmons' nickname was "the Cobra," and he was known for his distinct black goalie mask that featured a design of a large cobra in raised strike position bearing its fangs. He recorded a shutout in his first NHL game.


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