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Fantasy Summary

Versatile, two-way forward with high-end offensive skill. An offensive creator who plays a responsible game away from the puck, he should develop into a reliable top-six forward in the NHL.


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September 2022 – Will Smith split last season fairly evenly between the USNTDP’s U17 and U18 squads and produced well at both levels. In 35 games with the U17s, he tallied 17 goals to go along with 20 assists, and nearly matched that rate with the U18s, scoring 14 goals and 13 assists in 28 games. He also added four more points at the U18 Worlds, earning a silver medal with Team USA.

Smith is one of the more interesting players to watch this year due to his complete, two-way skill game. The Boston College commit will look to improve on his already great production from last year. Smith played a lot of last year with the U18 squad as a 16-year-old and looked very comfortable. He’s a confident, skilled forward who can play either center or wing and has a great set of hands and playmaking ability. Smith can score, too, as he’s got a very quick, deceptive release and is a very intelligent offensive player, therefore creating lots of scoring chances for himself and his teammates. This year, Smith will be playing full-time with a lesser-talented U18 team but should still put up some high-level numbers playing alongside some solid top-six forwards. Evan Pace

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 9.0
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 17, 2005
Height 6‘0”
Weight 182 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Boston Jr. Bruins Brick Invitational6 5 38 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2017-2018 Boston Jr. Eagles QC Int PW6 6 814 2|        
 2018-2019 Boston Jr. Eagles 13U AAA13U AAA- - -- -|        
 2019-2020 Boston Jr. Eagles 14U AAA14U AAA- - -- -|        
 2020-2021 Boston Jr. Eagles 16U AAA16U AAA- - -- -|        
 2021-2022 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL36 14 1428 28|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP35 17 2037 8|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP28 14 1327 20|        
  USA U18WJC-184 2 24 0|