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Smith has the ceiling to become a quality second-line center


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July 2017 – The Stars re-signed Gemel Smith to a one-year, two-way contract. He’ll likely start the year in the AHL for the Texas Stars. Smith has been a big part of the Texas Stars over the last few seasons, but hasn’t seen much NHL success. He managed 17 games last year in Dallas, but tallied only six points playing on the fourth line. He’s already 23 and hasn’t shown much to garner the attention of an NHL club. He routinely ranks in the top-five in scoring for the Texas Stars, so maybe he still has more to show. Matt Kowalski

October 2016 – With the Stars being so depleted at center, Smith is hoping to get the fourth-line center role to start the season. Seguin will likely be back in time, but if he’s not Smith might get consideration. Matt Kowalski

August 2015 – All things considered it was a pretty successful first professional season for Smith. As the second youngest player on Texas, he suited up for 68 games and managed to pot 10 goals, 17 assists and a plus-nine which was good for third on the team. After getting off to a slow start his game really picked up post-Christmas. Thanks in part to some injuries he managed to spend a decent amount of time in the top six and on the second PP unit, culminating in a stretch of five points in four during a stretch in February. Smith’s meal ticket is his versatility, capable of playing up and down the lineup. If he can carry over his strong second half play he could have his first cup of coffee in the NHL sooner than most would have expected. -Brad Phillips

September 2014 – Gemel Smith has been assigned to the Texas Stars for the 2014-15 season. This will be Smith’s rookie season and the Stars would sure like to see him repeat his final junior season which saw him rack up 75 points in 69 games split between the Owen Sound Attack and London Knights. He followed that up with 12 points in nine games for London in the OHL playoffs. Rex Doty

February 2014 – Since being traded by Owen Sound last month in exchange for forward Kyle Platzer and defenseman Santino Centorame, Smith’s elite offensive production only continued with the London Knights as he rides a six-game point streak heading into Feb. 7th’s contest against his former team. Beginning the campaign in London registering just one assist and a minus-four rating through his first five games, the change of scenery appeared to take some getting used to after leading the Attack in all major scoring categories through his previous 40 OHL games this season. “It was really tough because they (the Knights) play a totally different style,” Smith told The London Free Press, ”In Owen Sound, it was kind of a robotic game — the same thing (all the time). But now, I’m starting to feel a lot more comfortable and gelling more with linemates.” Acquired by the Knights to improve their MasterCard Memorial Cup chances in May, the 19-year old has since scored two goals and dished out seven assists in his last five games as he welcomes the Attack into London. Serving all three and a half seasons in the OHL with Owen Sound, he tallied 176 points (78 goals, 98 assists) in 235 career games with the Attack, including 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 38 playoff appearances. “In terms of emotion,” Smith said, “it’s just another game. That’s the way I’m looking at it.” Recording 11 points in now 11 games since becoming a Knight, he currently ranks second on the team in goals (29) and third in points scored (59) through 51 OHL games this season. Clayton Bailey

January 2014 – Smith led the Owen Sound Attack (OHL) in goals (26), assists (22) and points (48) before being traded to the London Knights on Jan. 8. The 19-year-old joins the London Knights as the team’s leading goal-scorer, ranking third in points behind forwards Max Domi (61) and Chris Tierney (60). In 235 career games, he has tallied 176 points (78 goals, 98 assists) over four seasons and was a rookie during the Attack’s 2011 OHL Championship season. “We have watched Gemel grow from a boy to a young man over the past four seasons and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” said Attack GM Dale DeGray. The Toronto native will get the opportunity to appear in his second MasterCard Memorial Cup as the Knights will host in 2014. Clayton Bailey

January 2014 – Smith continues to be the offensive focal point on the Owen Sound Attack (OHL). While tallying 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in his last seven games, it was the fifth time this season in which he recorded three or more points in a game. Through 40 games this season, the 19-year old ranks 6th in the OHL in goal scoring (26) and among the league’s Top 20 in points scored (48). Heading towards Friday, January 10th OHL Trade Deadline, Gemel Smith is a player who could find himself on a new team looking to add some offensive punch. Clayton Bailey

December 2013 – Smith has tallied seven points (three goals, four assists) through six games to begin the month of December for Owen Sound (OHL). He ranks first on the Attack in points (38) and ties for sixth in the OHL with 23 goals through 34 games played. Clayton Bailey

November 2013 – Smith lead the Owen Sound Attack (OHL) to a 6-1 victory over the Peterborough Petes on Nov. 14 by notching his third hat-trick of the 2013-2014 campaign. He’s lit the lamp multiple times in five games this season, ranking first among the OHL in power play goals (11) and second in total goals scored (19) through 24 games played. Clayton Bailey

 

October 2013 – Gemel Smith is off to a blazing start to begin the 2013-14 OHL season with nine goals and 10 points through his first four games with the Owen Sound Attack. Smith was the recipient of the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending September 29th after notching five goals and six points in two games, one of which included a four-goal effort. Brendan Ross

April 2013 – Drafted 104th overall in 2012, Gemel Smith is a speedy undersized scorer who plays for the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Smith was the winner of the fastest skater at the 2012 CHL NHL Top Prospects Game. Responsible in all three zones, Gemel Smith is an intelligent forward who plays big minutes in all situations. He packs a very good shooting arsenal and rarely misses a scoring chance. Brendan Ross

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 16, 1994
Height 5‘10”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 4; Overall: 104

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 North York Rangers U16 AAAGTHL U1652 31 5182 -|        
 2010-2011 Owen Sound AttackOHL66 8 816 14|Playoffs21 1 23
  Owen Sound AttackM-Cup4 0 00 4|        
 2011-2012 Owen Sound AttackOHL68 21 3960 51|Playoffs5 1 23 10 
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 2|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 2 35 2|        
 2012-2013 Owen Sound AttackOHL61 23 2952 54|Playoffs12 7 310 10 
 2013-2014 Owen Sound AttackOHL40 26 2248 37|        
  London KnightsOHL29 11 1627 10|Playoffs9 3 912
  London KnightsM-Cup3 0 00 10|        
 2014-2015 Texas StarsAHL68 10 1727 38|        
 2015-2016 Texas StarsAHL65 13 1326 24|Playoffs3 0 00
  Idaho SteelheadsECHL4 1 34 2|        
 2016-2017 Dallas StarsNHL17 3 36 21|        
  Texas StarsAHL53 12 2133 44|        
 2017-2018 Dallas StarsNHL46 6 511 17|        
 2018-2019 Dallas StarsNHL14 2 13 0|        
  Boston BruinsNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Providence BruinsAHL47 16 2440 32|Playoffs2 0 00
 2019-2020 Tampa Bay LightningNHL3 1 01 4|        
  Syracuse CrunchAHL50 22 1840 50|        
 2020-2021 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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