Colin Smith (ice hockey)

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Colin Smith
Born (1993-06-20) June 20, 1993 (age 20)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Colorado Avalanche
Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)
NHL Draft 192nd overall, 2012
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2013–present

Colin Smith (born June 20, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League (AHL) whilst under contract to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). Smith was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the 7th round (192nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Smith, played midget originally with CAC Edmonton Canadians of the Alberta Midget Hockey League. In the 2008–09 season Smith joined the Western Hockey League after he was drafted 7th overall in the WHL Bantam draft in 2008 by the Kamloops Blazers.

As a centre with average size, Smith developed a high hockey sense in his four-year outstanding career. He was awarded the Doc Seaman Memorial Trophy when he was only 17 year old, a coveted trophy given to the Western Hockey League's Scholastic Player of the Year. In 2011, he played in the Under-18 World Championship in Germany representing Canada. "The entire Kamloops Blazers organization is very proud of Colin Smith for earning this award," remarked Craig Bonner, Vice President and General Manager to Kamloops Blazers. Smith happens to be the third player to win this award for the Blazers.[1]

Smith added another feather to his cap, when he was selected by the Colorado Avalanche, the fifth Blazer since Ray Macias, the first in 2005.[2]

In his final year with the Blazers in the 2012–13 season, Smith was a contender throughout the season as the WHL's leading scorer. Alongside linemate J.C. Lipon, Smith helped the Blazers set a franchise record in consecutive wins whilst earning consideration for the Canadian World Junior Squad.[3] Smith finished fourth overall in league scoring with 106 points in 72 games and was rewarded for his outstanding performance with a selection to the 2013 WHL West First All-Star Team.[4]

On July 5, 2013, it was officially announced that Smith had signed a three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 CAC Edmonton Canadians AMHL 34 23 32 55 10
2008–09 Kamloops Blazers WHL 8 0 4 4 4 4 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Kamloops Blazers WHL 48 5 21 26 46 4 2 2 4 2
2010–11 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 21 29 50 61
2011–12 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 35 50 85 51 11 3 7 10 12
2012–13 Kamloops Blazers WHL 72 41 65 106 72 12 2 12 14 2
WHL totals 272 102 169 271 234 31 7 22 29 16

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada Pacific U17 5 1 3 4 4
2011 Canada WJC18 7 2 1 3 14
Junior int'l totals 12 3 4 7 18

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
WHL
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy 2011
First All-Star Team 2013 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Colin. "Colin Smith Wins the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year". OSC (Our Sports Central). Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Colin. "Colin Smith Selected by Colorado Avalanche". OSC. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Smith, Colin. "WHL Roundup: Colin Smith leads Blazers over Hitmen 3-2 in a shootout". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hawks With 7 All-Stars, 2 Award Finalists". Portland Winterhawks. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Avalanche announce signings". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  6. ^ "2013 WHL West All Stars & Award". Western Hockey League. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 

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