Fantasy Summary

Smilianic has a laser for a shot and uses it often. He has played center or on the wing with the USNTDP team but he could move to the wing fulltime at the next level.


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October 2019 – Smilanic is a goal-scorer. Simple as that. He has a deadly shot. Whether it’s a one-time bomb or a lightning-quick snap shot. He locates his shot well and changes his shot angle with curls and drags thrown into his shooting motion. His playmaking goes unheralded because he generally doesn’t refrain from shooting the puck but when he sees a teammate in a prime scoring area, he is able to showcase his crisp passing and excellent puck skills. He isn’t going to develop into a Selke Trophy candidate but he does a decent job defensively. He is a fairly average defensive center overall. He is in passing lanes and he skates well which helps him stay in front of defenders at the blue line, often forcing passes. He doesn’t excel in any area in his own end but also doesn’t seem to struggle in any great capacity. Smilanic is a dependable sniper who can hold his own in the possession department. Watch for him to be near the top of the scoring leaders among the USNTDP players. Tony Ferrari

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Winnipeg Jr. Jets (Brick)Brick Invitational6 5 16 6|Playoffs2 0 11
 2013-2014 Colorado Thunderbirds QC Int PW AAA2 0 11 0|        
 2014-2015 Little Caesars 13U AAAHPHL 13U23 24 1438 4|        
  Detroit Jr. Red Wings QC Int PW6 3 47 6|        
  West Coast Selects U13WSI U139 5 49 0|        
 2015-2016 Belle Tire 14U AAAT1EHL 14U12 3 25 2|Playoffs4 1 23
  West Coast Selects U14WSI U149 6 612 0|        
  All American Prospects U15WSI U155 2 24 2|        
 2016-2017 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U32 10 2030 20|Playoffs5 3 25
  West Coast Selects U15WSI U159 3 69 0|        
 2017-2018 Colorado Thunderbirds 16U AAAT1EHL 16U37 25 3560 36|        
  Team Teal USA-S153 1 23 -|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL33 9 817 10|Playoffs2 0 33
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP54 20 1838 22|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP1 1 01 0|        
  USA U17WHC-175 2 13 2|        
 2019-2020 U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP34 7 1522 10|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL12 3 69 4|        
 2020-2021 Quinnipiac Univ.NCAA- - -- -|