Courtesy of the Everett Silvertips

Fantasy Summary

Intelligent two-way defenceman with a budding offensive game. Improvements in his skating could see him become a reliable second-pairing blue-liner.


Observations

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February 2024 – Smith has mostly gone under the radar, but a closer look at his game paints a different picture — one not fully encompassed by his 35 points in 52 WHL games with Everett.

An incredibly intelligent defenceman, Smith supports play with area passes, constant scanning and timely offensive activation. His hands are surprisingly good, as he can dangle forwards from the blue line or even score goals when he gets a lane to the slot. Defensively, Smith identifies his checks and sticks to them like glue, and has gotten much better at boxing out the slot. His skating holds him back considerably in both directions, but if he can improve his edgework and weight transfers, there’s a clear path to a second-pairing, second power play role for Smith. Hadi Kalakeche

February rankings: 46th

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 24, 2006
Height 6‘1”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Saskatchewan Jr. PatsBrick Invitational6 3 14 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2019-2020 North East Wolfpack U15 AASAAHL U1531 5 1621 56|Playoffs2 1 12
 2020-2021 North East Wolfpack U15 AASAAHL U153 0 22 6|        
 2021-2022 Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAASMAAAHL43 6 2834 66|Playoffs7 2 24 10 
  Team Saskatchewan WHL Cup5 0 33 12|        
  Everett SilvertipsWHL3 0 00 6|Playoffs1 0 00
 2022-2023 Everett SilvertipsWHL8 1 01 2|        
  Canada Red U17WHC-177 1 12 4|        
 2023-2024 Everett SilvertipsWHL59 8 3240 58|        

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