Brad Smyth

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Brad Smyth
Brad Smyth 11102009.jpg
Born (1973-03-13) March 13, 1973 (age 44)
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
Nashville Predators
Ottawa Senators
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2013

Bradley Smyth (born March 13, 1973) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who endured a journeyman career and played in the National Hockey League with the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators.

Playing career[edit]

Smyth played 88 games in the National Hockey League, playing for the Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators and the Ottawa Senators. In his 88 regular season games, Smyth scored 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points. He also collected 109 penalty minutes. After leaving the NHL in 2003, Smyth had spells in Finland's SM-liiga with Kärpät and in the American Hockey League with the Manchester Monarchs and the Hartford Wolf Pack before joining German team Hamburg Freezers of the DEL in 2006.

On April 10, 2009, Smyth left the DEL as a free agent and signed with EBEL team, KHL Medveščak Zagreb, from Croatia.[1] In the 2009–10 season, Smyth contributed with 18 goals to finish third for Zagreb. In the playoffs, he helped the team to an upset victory over Graz 99ers before falling to eventual champions EC Red Bull Salzburg to post 4 points in 11 games.

Unsigned with KHL the following season, Smyth joined teammate Richard Seeley and signed in the British Elite Ice Hockey League, with the Belfast Giants on October 6, 2010.[2]

After six years abroad in Europe, on August 14, 2012, Smyth returned to North America and was signed by head coach and former teammate Derek Armstrong to a one-year contract with the newly established Denver Cutthroats of the Central Hockey League.[3] Despite his age, Smyth showed no loss in ability with the Cutthroats, in forming the league's top scoring line alongside A.J. Gale and Troy Schwab, with 23 goals and 78 points in 65 games.[4] After the Cutthroats first round loss to eventual champions, the Allen Americans, Smyth announced the end of his 20-year playing career by accepting an assistant coach and assistant director of hockey operations role within the Cutthroats on June 4, 2013.[5] After a successful season behind the bench with the CHLs Denver, Cutthroats, he was promoted to director of hockey operation and head coach.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 London Knights OHL 29 2 6 8 22
1991–92 London Knights OHL 58 17 18 35 93 10 2 0 2 8
1992–93 London Knights OHL 66 54 55 109 118 12 7 8 15 25
1993–94 Birmingham Bulls ECHL 29 26 30 56 38 10 8 8 16 19
1993–94 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 30 7 3 10 54
1994–95 Birmingham Bulls ECHL 36 33 35 68 52 3 5 2 7 0
1994–95 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 26 2 11 13 34 1 0 0 0 2
1994–95 Springfield Falcons AHL 3 0 0 0 7
1995–96 Carolina Monarchs AHL 68 68 58 126 80
1995–96 Florida Panthers NHL 7 1 1 2 4
1996–97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 3 5 2 7 0
1996–97 Florida Panthers NHL 8 1 0 1 2
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 8 8 16 74
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 1 3 4 4
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1997–98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 57 29 33 62 79 15 12 8 20 11
1998–99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 34 11 16 27 21
1998–99 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 36 25 19 44 48 7 6 0 6 14
1999–00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 80 39 37 76 62 23 13 10 23 8
2000–01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 77 50 29 79 110 5 2 3 5 8
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 0 1 4
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 79 34 48 82 90 10 3 8 11 14
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 69 24 32 56 77 14 7 6 13 12
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 12 3 1 4 15
2003–04 Kärpät SM-l 48 20 18 38 85 15 3 5 8 4
2004–05 Manchester Monarchs AHL 61 23 33 56 74 6 2 1 3 6
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 64 27 37 64 49
2005–06 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 16 7 15 22 20 9 1 3 4 4
2006–07 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 23 36 59 58 4 1 1 2 4
2007–08 Hamburg Freezers DEL 56 27 30 57 52 8 3 4 7 14
2008–09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 25 6 9 15 22 9 1 1 2 6
2009–10 KHL Medveščak EBEL 44 18 19 37 40 11 2 2 4 6
2010–11 Belfast Giants EIHL 17 7 10 17 12
2010–11 Fassa ITL 16 9 6 15 12 5 3 1 4 4
2011–12 Morzine-Avoriaz FRA 26 8 17 25 38 5 1 3 4 6
2012–13 Denver Cutthroats CHL 65 25 53 78 54 5 3 0 3 2
AHL totals 610 326 341 667 696 89 46 39 85 75
NHL totals 88 15 13 28 109

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
American Hockey League
First All-Star Team 1995–96, 2000–01, 2001–02
John B. Sollenberger Trophy 1995–96 [6]
Willie Marshall Award 1995–96
Les Cunningham Award 1995–96 [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Large reinforcement arrives: Brad Smyth joins Medveščak" (in Croatian). 24sata.hr. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Giants add former NHL'er Brad Smyth". Belfast Giants. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  3. ^ "Former NHL forward Smyth signs with Denver". Central Hockey League. 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Denver Cutthroats veteran Brad Smyth is the Crash Davis of Hockey". Denver Post. 2012-12-16. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Brad Smyth named assistant coach". Denver Cutthroats. 2013-06-04. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  6. ^ "John B. Sollenberger Trophy". American Hockey League. 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  7. ^ "Les Cunningham Award". American Hockey League. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 

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