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Craig Smith

27-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The Preds have to be concerned about Smith, who saw his offensive output decline for the second consecutive season last year (37 points in 82 games). The trouble is, the team signed him to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension last July, hoping he would show signs o...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 208   DOB: 9/5/1989   BORN: Madison, Wisconsin   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #98 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Smith Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension with the Predators in July 2015.

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Smith recorded an assist for the second consecutive game during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Flyers.

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Craig Smith NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2011-12 22 NHL NSH 72 14 22 36 -9 30 172 8.1 1 0 14:11 6 7 13 2:08 44 17
2012-13 23 NHL NSH 44 4 8 12 -11 20 83 4.8 0 0 13:51 2 5 7 1:54 39 13
2013-14 24 NHL NSH 79 24 28 52 16 22 215 11.2 4 0 16:24 7 3 10 2:03 54 21
2014-15 25 NHL NSH 82 23 21 44 11 44 252 9.1 4 0 15:44 6 3 9 2:42 77 17
2015-16 26 NHL NSH 82 21 16 37 4 40 199 10.6 6 0 15:11 2 3 5 2:27 84 18
2016-17 27 NHL NSH 25 6 4 10 1 18 49 12.2 0 0 14:36 2 1 3 2:15 30 6
2016-17 Proj 27 NHL NSH 79 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Craig Smith

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Craig Smith – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

14:36

Average Time On Ice

On average, Craig Smith was on the ice for 14:36.

2:15

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Craig Smith was on the ice for 2:15 during power plays.

0:00

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Craig Smith was on the ice for 0:00 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 15:44 2:42 0:01
2015-16 15:11 2:27 0:02
2016-17 14:36 2:15 0:00

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Craig Smith
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 8 @DAL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:52 2:39
Dec 6 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 10:08 0:00
Dec 4 PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 14:39 1:18
Dec 3 NJD 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 15:41 0:48
Nov 29 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:19 0:43
Nov 27 @WPG 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 15:58 4:35
Nov 25 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:01 5:04
Nov 23 DAL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 12:03 2:18
Nov 21 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:25 2:46
Nov 19 @STL 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:37 2:48
Nov 17 @OTT 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 12:37 2:57
Nov 15 @TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:44 0:06
Nov 12 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 15:01 2:32
Nov 10 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:30 2:48
Nov 8 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:32 2:14
Nov 5 CAR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:52 1:58
Nov 3 @ARI 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 3 1 18:06 4:40
Nov 1 @COL 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 4 50.0 2 0 14:23 3:50
Oct 29 @SAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 16:18 0:15
Oct 27 @LOS 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 16:01 2:18
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Oct 26 @ANA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 18:12 4:18
Oct 22 PIT Did Not Play
Oct 21 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 5:56 0:00
Oct 18 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:07 2:21
Oct 15 @CHI 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 14:30 0:44
Oct 14 CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:33 2:03

Craig Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith scored his sixth goal of the season in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Stars.

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Smith scored the opening and closing goals in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Colorado, rounding out his stat line with a plus-2 rating, two PIM and two hits.

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Smith (illness) practiced with the team Monday after sitting out Saturday.

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Smith is out of the lineup Saturday as he deals with food poisoning.

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Smith did not return to Friday's game against the Red Wings after going to the locker room with an illness, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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Smith netted a power-play goal Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks.

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Smith scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 5-3 preseason loss to the Lightning.

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Smith said a lower-body ailment limited him for the majority of the playoffs.

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Smith (lower body) will play in Game 3 on Tuesday against the Sharks.

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Smith is questionable for Tuesday's Game 3 against San Jose with a lower-body injury, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

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Smith (lower body) is in the lineup for Sunday's Game 2 against the Sharks, Brooks Bratten of the Predators reports.

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Smith is dealing with a lower-body injury and will not play in Friday's Game 1 against the Sharks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

After breaking out for 24 goals and 52 points in 2013-14, Smith put together another successful campaign last season, notching 23 goals and 44 points in 82 games. The 25-year-old was a force with the man advantage, lighting the lamp six times and adding three assists. Not only is he turning into a reliable and consistent 20-goal scorer, but Smith also showed that he could help fantasy owners in other categories by gathering 44 PIM, putting 252 shots on goal, and finishing with a plus-11 mark last season. With the scoring fairly spread out in Nashville, Smith probably doesn't have the ability to take another notable leap, but he should offer the sort of stable, predictable offensive production that most fantasy rosters could certainly use.

2014-15

Smith finished the 2013-14 season on a relative tear, notching 11 points in his last 10 games, allowing him to finish third on the team in scoring with a career-high 52 points (24 goals, 28 assists). The impressive finish also allowed him to set career-bests across just about every other offensive category, including shots on goal (215), shooting percentage (11.2%) and plus-minus (plus-16). Hes positioned to fill a feature role with the Predators in 2014-15, perhaps even as a member of the top line. Furthermore, given that the Preds are now deeper up front, Smith will also enjoy a significantly-improved supporting cast, which should also enhance his continued development as a bona fide top-six NHL forward. Dont be afraid to take a chance on Smith in the middle rounds of your draft -- the upside is there to make him a possible breakout player this season.

2013-14

Smith fell into the dreaded sophomore slump last year after registering 36 points in 72 games during as a rookie in 2011-12. Last year, he tallied just 12 points in 44 games and even spent some time at AHL Milwaukee to get his game together following a lengthy slump. At 23 years of age, Smith still has a distance to go before he enters his peak scoring years, so the Preds are understandably being patient with him. Looking ahead, he should open this season as the team's second-line right winger. But on an offensively-challenged squad, Smith's totals will likely be low.

2012-13

Smith started his rookie season with a bang back in October, scoring 14 points in his first 15 games. However, it took him another 32 games to score his next 14 points, and he finished the season with just 36 in 72 games, seeing the majority of his ice time in a checking-line role. It was very likely a case of rookie fatigue setting in for the highly-skilled youngster last season, a situation he should be able to avoid this year. He continues to have tremendous upside draft accordingly.