Colin Smith

by Jason Banks on July 18, 2016
Colin Smith - Photo Courtesy of whl.ca

 

Colin Smith, C

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 175

Born: 1993-06-20

Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta

Drafted: 2012 by Colorado Avalanche, 192nd Overall

 

 

Observations:

 

July 2017 – After the trade that saw Smith join the Toronto organization, he compiled an 18 game stretch that seen him become the top line center while other Marlies were recalled and took 21 points to the bank. He was reduced to a reserve player for the playoffs but made noise with five points in 9 games. He is a smart player who has a rather exciting drive for a sub-six-foot player, unfortunately that did not earn him a RFA contract offer from the upper management. Instead he will come to camp as a Marlie contracted player, that needs to play himself into an NHL contract. He is not owned by the Leafs so other organizations will be able to contact, invite or even sign him from under Toronto umbrella, but if an offer is made it would not be surprising for the Leafs to underhandedly match as he has the right to negotiate as an NHL unrestricted player and is expected to be a key development cog for the Marlies. He still has a positive career outlook despite the contract hurdle, but it is not likely to surface in Canada’s largest city. Jason Banks

 

February 2016 – Colin Smith has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs along with a 4th round pick in exchange for forward Shawn Mattias. Hayden Soboleski

 

December 2015 – Through 20 games, Smith is the leading scorer on the San Antonio Rampage with 17 points (seven goals, ten assists, plus-four, 36 SOG). This rate of production may decline given his very high shooting percentage, but he recieves regular time on the top line with high-skill linemates, so the organization is clearly eager to see what Smith can do when given the chance. Still, dont expect time with the Avs this season given the plethora of bottom-six options. Hayden Soboleski

 

May 2015 – In his second season with Lake Erie in the AHL, Smith played 53 games and tallied 31 points (12 goals, 19 assists) with 22 penalty minutes. He missed 23 games at the end of the year with a serious leg injury. He plays a confident dynamic game and earned a call-up to the NHL for a game when the opportunity arose. The center position is crowded in Colorado, but given his strong play and experience as a prolific scorer he may have an edge over the competition, especially if he gains more strength and size. Hayden Soboleski

 

September 2013 – Colin Smith has been impressive and has made a real case for himself to make the team out of training camp. He has been consistent and responsible on the ice and has proven to be dependable in the scoring areas. He is a small forward but it hasn't seemed to affect his game much as he put up a goal in the Avalanche annual burgundy and white game, helping burgundy win three to one. Andrew Ward

 

July 2013 – Colin Smith inked a three year entry level deal with the Colorado Avalanche. One of the more promising young forwards for Colorado, Smith had a stellar season in the WHL finishing with 106 points for Kamloops and tied for fourth in WHL scoring. Andrew Ward

 

February 2013 – Colin Smith was named WHL Player of the Week (ending February 3rd) after registering 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in four games. Smith currently sits third in WHL scoring with 86 points from 36 goals and 50 assists, which are all new statistical career highs for the fourth year forward. It was the third time that Colin Smith has taken home these weekly honours this season. Brendan Ross

 

October 2012 – Colin Smith has turned a lot of heads to start the season with the red-hot Kamloops Blazers. After torching the WHL for 85 points last year, Smith has already compiled 28 points in only 13 games. His strong performance is a big reason why the Blazers have yet to lose a game in regulation. Being an overage draft pick last June, Smith was expected to produce big numbers, but no one would have expected such a tear to start the year. Smith is a small forward with a lot of jump to his game. He is a dynamic offensive threat that can make plays with his vision and shot. Size is the biggest concern as he progresses through the junior ranks. Smith was named the WHL Player of the Week for October 14-21. Zenon Herasymiuk

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Has shown good offensive upside. Will need to round out other key parts of his game to assert himself as an important prospect.

 

Footage:

 

Slick moves vs St. John's:

 

 

In the clear, top cheese!:

 

 

Quick hands on an oppertune rebound:

 

 

Picking up Slot Garbage:

 

 

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