Brendan Smith (ice hockey)
February 8, 1989 |
Etobicoke, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2007
Detroit Red Wings
|Competitor for Canada East|
|World Junior A Challenge|
Brendan Smith (born February 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Smith was drafted 27th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was previously a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
Prior to the 2007 Draft, Smith was a member of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League's St. Michael's Buzzers. In 2007, he finished his second season with St. Michael's leading all defensemen in points with 36. Smith was selected to participate in the CJAHL All-Star Game in 2006. Smith played for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge 2006, helping his team win silver. Smith played three seasons for the University of Wisconsin–Madison before he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings, on May 27, 2010. Smith made his NHL debut on November 17, 2011 against the San Jose Sharks. Smith was called up on February 27, 2012 to replace Mike Commodore, who had been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the same day. He scored his first NHL goal against Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild at the Joe Louis Arena on March 2, 2012.
Smith appeared in 34 games for Detroit during the lockout shortened 2012–13 NHL season. He would score his first career Stanley Cup playoff goal on May 6, 2013 during game four of Detroit's Western Conference Quarter-Finals Series against the Anaheim Ducks.
On July 16, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Smith to a two-year, $2.525 million contract.
Brendan grew up in the Mimico neighbourhood of Etobicoke, Ontario and has two brothers, Rory and Reilly. He faced his brother Reilly in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs when his Red Wings faced Reilly's Bruins. If not in the NHL, Brendan would see himself playing lacrosse. Throwing out the sports related career Brendan was actually on his way to being a PE teacher with his high school sweetheart Jenni Abraham. 
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||39||5||21||26||55||17||1||5||6||44|
|2006–07||St. Michael's Buzzers||OPJHL||39||12||24||36||90||7||2||7||9||10|
|2010–11||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||63||12||20||32||124||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||57||10||24||34||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||14||1||6||7||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||32||5||15||20||49||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||34||0||8||8||36||14||2||3||5||10|
|2013–14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||71||5||14||19||68||5||0||0||0||8|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA First Team||2009–10|
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2009–10|||
|NCAA All-Tournament Team||2010|||
- USCHO Staff (March 18, 2010). "Denver, Wisconsin Each Have Two on Hobey Top 10". USCHO.com. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
- "Brendan Smith's first NHL goal". NHL.com. March 3, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
- Smith, Red Wings reach new deal
- "Reilly Smith player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- "Denver put 3 on All-America Team". Collegehockeynews.com. April 9, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2010.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Brendan Smith's player profile at NHL.com
- Brendan Smith's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Brendan Smith's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick