Reilly Smith

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Reilly Smith
Reilly Smith - Boston Bruins.jpg
Smith with the Boston Bruins in 2014
Born (1991-04-01) April 1, 1991 (age 25)
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Florida Panthers
Dallas Stars
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 69th overall, 2009
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Reilly Liam Sheeran Smith (born April 1, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted in the third round, 69th overall, by the Dallas Stars in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Smith is the younger brother of current New York Rangers defenceman Brendan Smith.

Playing career[edit]

Smith during his Miami RedHawks tenure.

Amateur[edit]

Smith played junior hockey with St. Michael's College School in Toronto, Ontario. Upon graduating, he played three seasons of NCAA Division I collegiate hockey with the Miami University's RedHawks in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA), scoring 122 points in 121 games during his tenure there. During his sophomore and junior season, he played mostly on the team's first line.

Professional[edit]

On March 25, 2012, Smith forwent his final year at Miami to year to sign a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars.[1] He played three games for the Stars to finish the 2011–12 season.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Smith played for Dallas' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars.[2] He was promoted to Dallas for the season once play resumed in January 2013 and scored his first career NHL goal on February 15, 2013, against Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks.

In July 2013, Smith was included in a blockbuster trade between Dallas and the Boston Bruins, which sent him, Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow and Matt Fraser to Boston in exchange for Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button.[3]

On April 5, 2014, the New England Sports Network (NESN) TV network named Smith the 45th annual "7th Player." The "7th Player" is awarded to the Boston Bruin who most exceeded all expectations that season, as voted by the team's fans.[4]

On July 1, 2015 Smith was traded by the Bruins, along with Marc Savard's contract to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jimmy Hayes.[5]

On July 3, 2016, Smith signed a 5 year contract with the Florida Panthers with a 5 million AAV. [6]

Personal[edit]

Reilly is the younger brother of current New York Rangers defenceman Brendan Smith as well as National Lacrosse League (NLL) player Rory Smith.[7] The three all played minor hockey in Mimico with the Faustina Sports Club, then all played for the St. Michael's Buzzers minor juniors.[8] Smith faced his brother Brendan in the Eastern Conference Quarter-finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs when his Bruins faced Brendan's Red Wings; the Bruins ultimately won the series four games to one.

Career statistics[edit]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Canada East
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Camrose
    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Toronto Nationals GTHL 70 80 77 157 56
2007–08 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 38 31 24 55 92 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 St. Michael's Buzzers OJHL 49 27 48 75 44 6 9 5 15 10
2009–10 Miami University CCHA 44 8 12 20 24
2010–11 Miami University CCHA 38 28 26 54 18
2011–12 Miami University CCHA 39 30 18 48 22
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 45 14 21 35 20 7 0 4 4 0
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 37 3 6 9 8
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 82 20 31 51 14 12 4 1 5 0
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 81 13 27 40 20
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 82 25 25 50 31 6 4 4 8 0
NHL totals 285 61 89 150 75 18 8 5 13 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-CCHA First Team 2010–11 [9]
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2011 [10]
All-CCHA First Team 2011–12 [11]
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2011–12
CCHA All-Tournament Team 2012 [10]
NHL
NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award 2013–14 [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miami standout signs with NHL club". middletownjournal.com. 2012-03-25. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  2. ^ "Player Profile". "Dallas Stars". 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  4. ^ http://nesn.com/2014/04/bruins-forward-reilly-smith-wins-nesns-7th-player-award/
  5. ^ "Bruins trade Smith, Savard's contract to Panthers for Hayes". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  6. ^ "Panthers sign Reilly Smith to five-year contract extension". 'Sportsnet.ca. 2016-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Athleticism runs in Smith's family". WCPO.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ Nelson, Norm (20 January 2013). "All three Etobicoke Smith brothers make the big leagues". Etobicoke Guardian. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "No. 7 Miami Opens CCHA Tournament Play Hosting Alaska". Miami RedHawks. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  10. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  11. ^ "MSU defenseman Torey Krug named to All-CCHA first team". The Detroit News. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-25. 
  12. ^ Mike Cole (2014-04-05). "Bruins Forward Reilly Smith Wins NESN's 7th Player Award". Retrieved 2014-04-14. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Andy Miele
Perani Cup Champion
2011-12
Succeeded by
Brady Hjelle