Smith with the Boston Bruins in 2014
April 1, 1991 |
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL Draft||69th overall, 2009
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 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.
During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Smith played for Dallas' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Texas Stars. 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.
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.
Reilly is the younger brother of current New York Rangers defenceman Brendan Smith as well as National Lacrosse League (NLL) player Rory Smith. The three all played minor hockey in Mimico with the Faustina Sports Club, then all played for the St. Michael's Buzzers minor juniors. 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.
|Representing Canada East|
|World Junior A Challenge|
|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|
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA First Team||2010–11|||
|CCHA All-Tournament Team||2011|||
|All-CCHA First Team||2011–12|||
|AHCA West First-Team All-American||2011–12|
|CCHA All-Tournament Team||2012|||
|NESN Boston Bruins 7th Player Award||2013–14|||
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- "Player Profile". "Dallas Stars". 2013-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
- "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- "Bruins trade Smith, Savard's contract to Panthers for Hayes". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- "Panthers sign Reilly Smith to five-year contract extension". 'Sportsnet.ca. 2016-07-03.
- "Athleticism runs in Smith's family". WCPO.com. 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- Nelson, Norm (20 January 2013). "All three Etobicoke Smith brothers make the big leagues". Etobicoke Guardian. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "No. 7 Miami Opens CCHA Tournament Play Hosting Alaska". Miami RedHawks. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
- "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- "MSU defenseman Torey Krug named to All-CCHA first team". The Detroit News. 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-03-25.
- Mike Cole (2014-04-05). "Bruins Forward Reilly Smith Wins NESN's 7th Player Award". Retrieved 2014-04-14.
- Reilly Smith career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Reilly Smith's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Perani Cup Champion