Wyatt Smith

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Wyatt Smith
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Born (1977-02-13) February 13, 1977 (age 37)
Thief River Falls, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Phoenix Coyotes
Nashville Predators
New York Islanders
Minnesota Wild
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 233rd overall, 1997
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 1999–2011

Wyatt Carter Smith (born February 13, 1977) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played as a journeyman center in the National Hockey League before finishing his career with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Playing career[edit]

From 1995 to 1999, he played at the University of Minnesota. In 1997, during his collegiate career, he was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the ninth round with the 233rd overall pick. He has also played on the Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche.

On July 3, 2008, Smith was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2008–09 season.[1] After playing 18 games with affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, Smith was traded by the Lightning back to the team that drafted him the Phoenix Coyotes on November 25, 2008.[2] Smith was then re-assigned to the Coyotes' affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, of the AHL.

On July 31, 2009, Smith was signed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[3] Assigned to Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate, Wyatt remained with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as captain for the duration of the 2009–10 season and finished fourth on the team in scoring with 48 points in 76 contests.[4]

On September 2, 2010, Smith signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with the Boston Bruins for the 2010–11 season.[5] Signed to fulfill a veteran presence with the Bruins AHL affiliate in Providence, Smith struggled to produce offensively scoring 2 goals in 30 games. After clearing waivers on December 31, 2010, Smith was released from his contract and signed in Europe for the remainder of the season with German team, ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 U. of Minnesota NCAA 32 4 5 9 32
1996–97 U. of Minnesota NCAA 38 16 14 30 44
1997–98 U. of Minnesota NCAA 39 24 23 47 62
1998–99 U. of Minnesota NCAA 43 23 20 43 37
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 60 14 26 40 26 5 2 3 5 13
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Springfield Falcons AHL 18 5 7 12 11
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 42 3 7 10 13
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 23 32 55 69
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 10 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 56 24 27 51 89 4 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 11 1 0 1 0
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 40 9 7 16 40 22 5 7 12 25
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 18 3 1 4 2
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 69 19 28 47 89 7 1 4 5 10
2005–06 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 39 13 16 29 40
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 42 0 8 8 26
2006–07 Houston Aeros AHL 12 4 3 7 12
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 3 3 6 16 4 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 25 0 3 3 8 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 40 17 18 35 34
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 18 3 4 7 12
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 53 16 24 40 59
2009–10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 76 13 35 48 70 4 1 0 1 4
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 30 2 7 9 23
2010–11 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 22 4 12 16 18 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 211 10 22 32 65 5 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Third Team 1997–98
All-WCHA Third Team 1998–99
AHL Calder Cup (Milwaukee Admirals) 2003–04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning ink former Calder Cup champion Wyatt Smith". AHL. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Lightning trade center Wyatt Smith". NHL. 2008-11-25. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Penguins sign forwards Brookbank, Smtih". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Penguins deal with exit". The Times Leader. 2010-04-22. Retrieved 2010-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Wyatt Smith to fill void left by Trent Whitfield". NESN. 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ "ERC Inglostadt commit to new forward" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2010-12-31. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
David Gove
Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
2009-10
Succeeded by
Ryan Craig