Brendan Smith (ice hockey)
February 8, 1989 |
Mimico, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2007
Detroit Red Wings
Brendan Smith (born February 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Smith was a first-round draft pick (27th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was previously a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. Smith made his NHL debut on November 17, 2011 against the San Jose Sharks.
Playing career 
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 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 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 4 of Detroit's Western Conference Quarter-Finals Series against the Anaheim Ducks.
Personal life 
Career statistics 
|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||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||34||0||8||8||36||9||2||1||3||6|
Awards and honours 
|West First All-American 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.
- "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.
- Brendan Smith's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Brendan Smith's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick