Tim Smith (ice hockey)

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Tim Smith
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Born (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 33)
Rochfort Bridge, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
ALH team
Former teams
High1
Bad Toelz EC (2Bun.)
Freiburg EHC
Columbia Inferno (ECHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
NHL Draft 272nd overall, 2000
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 2002–present

Tim Smith (born July 21, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward with High1 of the Asia League Ice Hockey.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Smith played major junior in the WHL for four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs and Swift Current Broncos. Despite a team-leading 96 points, fifth in league scoring, in his draft year, he was a late selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, being selected 272nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks.

Smith turned pro in 2002–03, joining the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL. After a 59-point rookie campaign with the Inferno, he reeled off 95 points in 2003–04 to win the league scoring championship.[2] His success in the ECHL was met with playing time in the AHL, as he split the following season between the Inferno and Manitoba Moose.

In 2005–06, Smith moved overseas to play in the German 2nd Bundesliga with Freiburg EHC. He scored at a point-per-game pace in his first season in Germany with 51 points in 51 games. In 2006-07 Smith moved to the Asian Hockey League. He played for Kangwon Land Ice Hockey Team. He played 33 games and finished the season with 60 points. In 2007-08 he returned to the Asian Hockey League to play for High 1. He played 30 games and finished the year with 46 points. Smith returned to Europe for the 2008-09 season and started in the Swiss B for Lausanne. He played 9 games and finished with 4 points. After his brief stint in the Swiss B he returned Germany to play in the 2nd Bundesliga with Bad Toelz EC. He finished that year with 35 games, 29 points.

On May 18, 2010, Smith signed an extension to return to High 1.[3]

Awards[edit]

ECHL
Award Year(s)
ECHL First Team All-Star 2003-04
ECHL Leading Scorer 2003-04
Reebok Plus Performer Of The Year (best plus/minus) 2003-04
Asia League
Award Year(s)
Leading Goal Scorer 2007, 2008
Best Forward Of The Year 2008, 2010
Most Assists 2010
Leading Point Scorer 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Guide". alhockey.com. Retrieved 20 September 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "All-time scoring champions". ECHL. Retrieved 2009-06-03. [dead link]
  3. ^ EliteProspects.com: Tim Smith Player Profile Page

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