Jordan Smotherman

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Jordan Smotherman
Jordan Smotherman P-Bruins.jpg
Smotherman playing for the Providence Bruins in 2010.
Born (1986-05-11) May 11, 1986 (age 28)
Corvallis, OR, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
HockeyAllsvenskan team
Former teams
Karlskrona HK
Atlanta Thrashers
EfB Esbjerg
Tingsryd AIF
NHL Draft 116th overall, 2005
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2006–present

Jordan LaVallée Smotherman (born May 11, 1986) is an American ice hockey Winger currently playing for the Finnish team Pelicans Lahti of the Sm-liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Smotherman was born in Corvallis, Oregon and moved to Binghamton, New York at the age of 2 before his family settled in Westborough, Massachusetts at the age of 10. Upon joining the Quebec Remparts, he went by the name Jordan LaVallée in order to connect with the Quebec fanbase, as his mother Maureen was French Canadian. He was a member of the 2006 Memorial Cup champion Quebec Remparts, as one of six New England natives who played on the Remparts roster.

He was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round, 116th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[1] His first National Hockey League goal was scored in his second game with the Thrashers in a 2-point effort against Craig Anderson of the Florida Panthers on April 1, 2008 in a 3-2 Thrashers loss.[2]

After spending the majority of his three-year tenure within the Thrashers organization with AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, at the start of the 2009–10 season on October 8, 2009, the Thrashers traded Smotherman to the Columbus Blue Jackets in return for future considerations. He was then assigned to AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch for the entirety of the year posting 10 goals and 32 points in 78 games with the Crunch.

Prior to the 2010–11 season, Smotherman was invited to the Boston Bruins training camp but was released on September 22, 2010 and was re-assigned and later signed to the Providence Bruins. [3]

Was the 2008 Man of the year award winner in Chicago, received the 2008 Hometown Hero award from the Chicago sports awards, won the 2008 Dan Snyder award from the Chicago wolves, and was given the 2009 Man of the year award in Syracuse.

Smotherman joined GET-ligaen club EfB Esbjerg for the 2011-12 season.[4]

For the 2012-13 season, Smotherman joined Tingsryd AIF in the Swedish second-tier league HockeyAllsvenskan. While the team finished second to last in the series and was relegated to Swedish third-tier league Division 1, only one player in the entire league scored more than his 24 goals. [5]

For the 2013-14 season he joined Karlskrona HK of the HockeyAllsvenskan.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 55 3 6 9 54 11 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 69 11 16 27 111 5 2 0 2 6
2004–05 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 64 40 26 66 108 13 5 2 7 26
2005–06 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 37 18 19 37 34 23 7 8 15 30
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 79 16 18 34 90 14 7 1 8 8
2007–08 Chicago Wolves AHL 76 20 22 42 73 23 3 5 8 16
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 1 1 2 0
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 64 18 12 30 94
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 78 10 22 32 75
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 71 14 12 26 68
NHL totals 4 1 1 2 0

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