Jordan Smith (ice hockey)
November 4, 1985 |
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
|NHL Draft||39th overall, 2004
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Jordan Smith was promising defenceman who was a prospect for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. On February 24, 2006 in a game vs the Manchester Monarchs he was hit in the face by a deflected puck shot by Jeff Tambellini while playing for the Portland Pirates in an American Hockey League game. Smith lost vision in his left eye and was forced to retire from professional hockey. Shortly afterwards, the American Hockey League announced that protective visors would be mandatory beginning in the 2006–07 season.
On November 15, 2006 it was announced he would play for Lakehead University and he would be pursue a degree in teaching.
Smith excelled at Lakehead, and in late 2010 the former Ontario University Athletics all-star was named to the Team Canada squad that would represent the country at the World University Games in Turkey.
|2001–02||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||19||0||0||0||25||2||0||0||0||5|
|2002–03||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||60||2||8||10||107||4||0||0||0||6|
|2003–04||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||68||6||20||26||140||-||-||-||-||-|
|2004–05||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||64||5||27||32||126||7||1||4||5||7|
|2004–05||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||5||0||1||1||19||9||0||1||1||35|
- Jordan Smith career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Portland Pirates press release: "Mighty Ducks and Portland Pirates Release Statement on Defenseman Jordan Smith"[permanent dead link]
- Portland Pirates press release: "Jordan Smith Undergoes Second Surgery"[permanent dead link]
- Portland Pirates press release: "AHL Board of Governors approves mandatory use of protective visors"