Zack Smith

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Zack Smith
Zack Smith 2013-05-24.JPG
With the Senators during the 2013 playoffs.
Born (1988-04-05) April 5, 1988 (age 26)
Maple Creek, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
NHL team Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft 79th overall, 2008
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2008–present

Zack Smith (born April 5, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays in the Ottawa Senators organization.

Playing career[edit]

Smith was drafted in the third round, 79th overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators.[1] He was rated 108th among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau.[2]

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[3] 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.[4] 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.

Personal Life[edit]

Smith is the nephew of former NHL player Barry Dean.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 6 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 79 24 24 48 132
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Binghamton Senators AHL 68 14 27 41 100
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 15 2 1 3 14 6 0 0 0 5
2010–11 Binghamton Senators AHL 22 7 5 12 32 23 8 12 20 36
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 55 4 5 9 120
2011–12 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 14 12 26 98 7 0 1 1 10
2012–13 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 4 11 15 56 10 1 1 2 31
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 13 9 22 111
NHL totals 282 37 38 75 399 23 1 2 3 46

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DRAFT TRACKER (Rounds 2 – 7)". TSN.ca. 
  2. ^ "2008 NHL Central Scouting Rankings". TSN.ca. Retrieved June 25, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Bulletin: Senators Sign 2008 Third-Round Draft Pick Smith". Ottawa Senators. August 4, 2008. Retrieved September 30, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bulletin: Senators re-sign forward Zack Smith to a two-year contract" (Press release). Ottawa Senators. May 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Hartsburg reminisces about NHL, WHA debuts

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