Reilly Smith

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Reilly Smith
Reilly Smith - Boston Bruins.jpg
Smith in 2014.
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 23)
Etobicoke, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 69th overall, 2009
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Reilly Liam Sheeran Smith (born April 1, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

College[edit]

He played his Junior hockey with Faustina sports club.[citation needed] Smith played three seasons with NCAA Division I college hockey with the Miami RedHawks of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, forgoing his senior year. He scored 122 points in 121 games. During his sophomore and junior season with the RedHawks, he was mostly on the first line.

Professional[edit]

On March 25, 2012, the Dallas Stars signed Smith to a three-year entry-level contract.[1] His first NHL goal was scored on February 15, 2013 against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, he played for Dallas' American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars. [2]

On July 4, 2013 Smith was included in a blockbuster trade that took place between the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins sending Loui Eriksson to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a seven-player deal. Boston traded Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to Dallas for Eriksson, Smith, Joe Morrow and Matt Fraser.[3]

On April 5th, 2014, Reilly Smith was named the 45th Annual NESN 7th Player recipient. The 7th Player is awarded to the Boston Bruins player who most exceeded all expectations that season, as voted by the fans. [4]

Personal[edit]

Reilly is the younger brother of Detroit Red Wings player Brendan Smith and National Lacrosse League player Rory Smith. He is the former roommate of Curtis McKenzie, fellow countryman and also drafted to the Dallas Stars.[5] Reilly also goes by the nickname "Smitty".[6] He faced his brother, Brendan in the 1st round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs when his Bruins faced Brendan's Red Wings.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Toronto Nationals GTHL 70 80 77 157 56
2007–08 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 38 31 24 55 92 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 49 27 48 75 44 6 9 5 15 10
2009–10 Miami RedHawks CCHA 44 8 12 20 24
2010–11 Miami RedHawks CCHA 38 28 26 54 18
2011–12 Miami RedHawks CCHA 39 30 18 48 22
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 45 14 21 35 20 7 0 4 4 0
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 37 3 6 9 8
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 82 20 31 51 14 12 4 1 5 0
NHL totals 122 23 37 60 24 12 4 1 5 0

Awards and Honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11 [7]
All-CCHA First Team 2011–12 [8]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12
NHL
NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award 2013–14 [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami standout signs with NHL club". middletownjournal.com. 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". "Dallas Stars". 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ http://nesn.com/2014/04/bruins-forward-reilly-smith-wins-nesns-7th-player-award/
  5. ^ "Athleticism runs in Smith's family". WCPO.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Getting to know Stars Forward Reilly Smith". Dallas Stars. 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  7. ^ "No. 7 Miami Opens CCHA Tournament Play Hosting Alaska". Miami RedHawks. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ "MSU defenseman Torey Krug named to All-CCHA first team". The Detroit News. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  9. ^ Mike Cole (2014-04-05). "Bruins Forward Reilly Smith Wins NESN’s 7th Player Award". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Miele
Perani Cup Champion
2011-12
Succeeded by
Brady Hjelle