Mark Smith (ice hockey)
October 24, 1977 |
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||San Jose Sharks
|NHL Draft||219th overall, 1997
San Jose Sharks
On July 24, 2006, he was awarded a $700,000 one-year contract through arbitration.
In September 2007, he was invited for a try out at the New York Rangers training camp, however after playing in 2 pre-season games with the club, he was released. Less than a week later, he was signed by the Flames.
Smith was a very speedy player with an energizer's checking style. San Jose had utilized Smith on both the penalty kill and the powerplay. A prime agitator, Smith does not let his relatively small size impede him. He uses his energizing style to create opportunities for his team while taking them away from their opponents with solid hits. His scrappy style also leads him to fight sometimes and he does not shy away from it.
In the 2005–06 NHL season Smith displayed some of his offensive ability by setting a career high in regular season and playoff goals.
Off the ice
Smith is the guitarist and lead singer for the Bay Area band, The Vinyl Trees, featured on Smith's own record label Lunar Records. Smith started Lunar Records during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Smith, who has been playing guitar since age 16, adds color to his music with a variety of other instruments like the Didgeridoo, the Xylophone, and the Donkey Jaw. He is also known for his constantly changing hair styles.
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||42||2||2||4||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||49||3||3||6||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||75||4||11||15||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||36||1||3||4||72||10||1||0||1||11|
|2004–05||Victoria Salmon Kings||ECHL||20||6||9||15||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||80||9||15||24||97||*8||3||0||3||2|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||41||3||10||13||42||3||0||0||0||4|
- Mercury News, Taking it to the streets — ex-Shark Mark Smith looks to be enjoying his life and his music after the NHL.