Craig Smith (ice hockey)

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Craig Smith
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Born (1989-09-05) September 5, 1989 (age 25)
Madison, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team Nashville Predators
National team  United States
NHL Draft 98th overall, 2009
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2008 Camrose
Bronze 2007 Trail
Competitor for  United States
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze 2013 Sweden/Finland

Craig Smith (born September 5, 1989) is an American ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Nashville Predators in the NHL. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Smith played major junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Waterloo Black Hawks. He was named to the USHL First All-Star Team for the 2008–09 season.[1]

Smith participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the United States men's national ice hockey team.

After coming out of college early, Smith became the first player since Colin Wilson to make the Predators without first playing for the Milwaukee Admirals. On October 7, 2011, Smith scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 45 8 10 18 28 4 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 58 13 10 23 90 11 2 3 5 8
2008–09 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 54 28 48 76 108 3 1 3 4 26
2009–10 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 8 25 33 72
2010–11 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 19 24 43 87
2011–12 Nashville Predators NHL 72 14 22 36 30 2 0 1 1 0
2012–13 KalPa SM-l 8 4 4 8 20
2012–13 Nashville Predators NHL 44 4 8 12 20
2012–13 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 4 5 0
2013–14 Nashville Predators NHL 79 24 28 52 22
NHL totals 195 42 58 100 72 2 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 United States WJAC 1st 4 0 0 0 0
2011 United States WC 8th 7 3 3 6 4
2012 United States WC 7th 4 0 2 2 2
2013 United States WC 3rd 10 4 10 14 18
2014 United States WC 6th 8 3 5 8 10
Senior totals 29 10 20 30 34

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL First All-Star Team 2008–09 [1]
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2009–10 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Craig Smith profile". The Hockey News. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  2. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 334. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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