July 19, 1944|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
California Golden Seals|
Los Angeles Kings
Gary Simmons (born July 19, 1944 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) 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.
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.