Smotherman playing for the Providence Bruins in 2010.
May 11, 1986 |
Corvallis, OR, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
|NHL Draft||116th overall, 2005
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 
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- Florida Panthers at Atlanta Thrashers Box Score, April 1, 2008 | Hockey-Reference.com
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- "Smotherman joins EfB Ishockey (Danish)". Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- HockeyAllsvenskan | stats.swehockey.se
- Jordan Smotherman klar för KHK (2013-05-23)
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