Ty Smith

New Jersey Devils
Photo courtesy of TheHockeyNews.com

Fantasy Summary

An intelligent, two-way defender who runs a power play with precision. A playmaker who boasts tremendous skating ability.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 24, 2000
Height 5‘10”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 1; Overall: 17

Observations

August 2018 – Smith has signed his Entry Level Contract, only further fueling the possibility of him having a chance to make the Devils roster at training camp this year. While a lot of players sign their ELCs and go back to play in junior, this was done on the heels of a great development camp. Smith is a puck-moving cerebral defensemen and a gifted power play quarterback, and New Jersey might feel he can help them this year with the loss of John Moore. Another option would be to keep him for nine games and then send him back to junior to give him a taste of NHL hockey and the expectations of playing in the league. Keep a close eye on news out of the Devils camp in September. Kelly Bowler

April 2018 – Smith has continued his tremendous draft-eligible campaign. The quick skating defender finished the regular season with 73 points in 69 games played – good for the second most by any draft-eligible defender in the CHL. He blends terrific offensive ability with equally strong play in his own zone thanks to his terrific speed, a great stick, strong positioning and a high hockey IQ. Smith and his Spokane Chiefs’ teammates will play a game seven in their first round series against Portland this week to extend their season. Cam Robinson

January 2018 – The dynamic two-way defender continues to display his full arsenal of weapons with Spokane this season. The former first overall pick in the 2015 WHL bantam draft, Smith is an excellent skater who demonstrates poise and patience with the puck. His outlets are crisp and his head is always up. He’s a player you fall in love with because he always makes the right play. Cam Robinson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Lloydminster Heat Bantam AAA AMBHL 33 16 44 60 18 | Playoffs 11 2 9 11
  Lloydminster Heat Bantam AAA WCBAAA 5 3 10 13 0 |          
 2014-2015 Team Alberta CWG 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  Delta Hockey Academy Btm Prep G CSSBHL 16 9 19 28 14 | Playoffs 4 3 4 7 20 
  Delta Hockey Academy Prep CSSHL 1 0 1 1 0 |          
  Team Northeast Alberta Cup - - - - - |          
 2015-2016 Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA AMHL 28 9 14 23 10 | Playoffs 10 1 8 9
  Spokane Chiefs WHL 2 0 2 2 0 |          
  Lloydminster Bobcats Midget AAA Telus Cup 7 2 3 5 2 |          
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  Canada U16 YOG 6 2 3 5 0 |          
 2016-2017 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 5 27 32 22 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 6 2 2 4 2 |          
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2017-2018 Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 3 3 0 |          
  Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 14 59 73 30 | Playoffs 7 2 5 7
  Canada U18 WJC-18 5 0 0 0 4 |          
 2018-2019 Spokane Chiefs WHL 28 3 36 39 19 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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