April 5, 1988 |
Maple Creek, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)|
|NHL team||Ottawa Senators|
|NHL Draft||79th overall, 2008
After playing four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Swift Current Broncos, Smith was offered an amateur tryout contract with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). He appeared in six playoff games with the Moose during the 2008 AHL playoffs, recording one assist.
In 2008–09, Smith signed an entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators and attended the team's training camp. He played with the team until September 21, when he was demoted to the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. He was the final cut made by the Senators in the pre-season. He made his NHL debut as an emergency call-up for a November 29, 2008 game against the New York Islanders, registering no points. On January 16, 2010, Smith scored his first NHL goal against Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens. Smith would play in all six of Ottawa's 2010 playoff games.
On May 20, 2011, the Ottawa Senators signed Smith to a two-year, one-way contract. Smith spent the entire season with Ottawa, registering 14 goals and 26 points in 81 regular-season games, while also appearing in all seven of Ottawa's playoff games.
|2004–05||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||14||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||64||2||5||7||78||3||0||0||0||9|
|2006–07||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||71||16||15||31||130||6||0||2||2||11|
|2007–08||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||72||22||48||70||136||12||5||5||10||29|
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- "Bulletin: Senators Sign 2008 Third-Round Draft Pick Smith". Ottawa Senators. August 4, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2008.
- "Bulletin: Senators re-sign forward Zack Smith to a two-year contract" (Press release). Ottawa Senators. May 20, 2011.
- Hartsburg reminisces about NHL, WHA debuts