RotoWire Partners

Craig Smith

25-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2014-15 NHL Stats

G

14

A

12

PP Pts

6

+/-

7

PIM

22

2014-15 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 abou...

Read more about Craig Smith

SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 202   DOB: 9/5/1989   BORN: Madison, Wisconsin   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #98 Overall in 2009  

$

Craig Smith Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $4 million extension with the Predators in September of 2012.

January 28, 2015  –  Craig Smith News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Smith scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's overtime victory over the Avalanche.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Craig Smith – simply subscribe now.

Craig Smith NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
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 46 14 12 26 7 22 140 10.0 3 0 15:35 4 2 6 2:35 36 10
2014-15 Proj 25 NHL NSH 77 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Craig Smith

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Craig Smith – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

Time On Ice Stats

15:35

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 15:35.

2:35

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 2:35 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:51 1:54
2013-14 16:24 2:03
2014-15 15:35 2:35

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Craig Smith

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=22378'>Neutral Zone Wrap: Oilstruck</a>

Neutral Zone Wrap: Oilstruck

Evan Berofsky crows about the WJC, plus piles on a few well-earned digs at the Sabres, Oilers and Olli Jokinen as he starts his second tour around the NHL.

More Craig Smith Articles   View Last 30

NHL Schedule Analysis: Wild Nights  

NHL Schedule Analysis: Predatory Pairs of Games  

From the Press Box: Three Surprising Contenders  

NHL Barometer: Hot Swede In the Hub  

Craig Smith 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Jan 27 COL 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 16:50 1:38
Jan 20 at MON 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:58 0:38
Jan 17 at DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:06 2:33
Jan 16 WAS 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.0 0 2 17:19 3:42
Jan 13 VAN 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 20.0 0 1 19:14 4:49
Jan 10 at MIN 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:30 2:05
Jan 8 DAL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 15:30 1:55
Jan 6 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:05 2:36
Jan 4 at ANH 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 6 16.7 0 0 17:32 4:21
Jan 3 at LA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:07 1:15
Dec 30 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 14:20 3:37
Dec 29 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 1 16:19 4:21
Dec 27 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 14:56 3:57
Dec 23 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 17:27 2:28
Dec 22 at CLS 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 7 28.6 1 1 14:16 2:54
Dec 20 at MIN 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 0 1 18:44 2:49
Dec 16 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 12:21 1:40
Dec 13 at SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 6 0 15:36 2:27
Dec 11 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:35 1:30
Dec 9 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 16:16 4:26
Dec 6 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 14:20 1:08
Dec 4 STL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:28 2:36
Dec 2 at CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 18:18 1:00
Nov 29 CLS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:03 3:54
Nov 27 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 15:09 4:20
View Craig Smith's Full Game Log
Nov 25 LA 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 15:51 3:02
Nov 22 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 0 0 15:23 3:36
Nov 20 at OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:19 1:51
Nov 18 at TOR 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:00 3:52
Nov 15 WPG 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:30 3:36
Nov 13 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 17:38 3:08
Nov 11 EDM 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:42 1:44
Nov 8 at STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:38 2:02
Nov 6 at DAL 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 14:26 2:34
Nov 4 at WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 13:28 2:56
Nov 2 at VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:06 2:52
Oct 31 at CGY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:57 0:00
Oct 29 at EDM 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 40.0 0 0 15:04 0:57
Oct 25 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:43 2:04
Oct 23 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:31 2:17
Oct 21 ARI 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:18 2:59
Oct 18 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:45 1:29
Oct 17 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:55 2:35
Oct 14 CGY 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 17:23 1:28
Oct 11 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:58 2:56
Oct 9 OTT 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 13:45 2:13

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

Smith potted a power-play goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's win over the Canucks, snapping a three-game scoreless skid.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith tallied his 12th goal and attempted six shots over 17:32 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Ducks.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith scored twice in Monday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jackets.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith cracked the scoresheet for the first time in six games Saturday, notching a goal and an assist in a 6-5 OT win over the Wild. He also fired seven shots on goal over 18:44 of ice time.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith gathered a goal and an assist in Tuesday's shootout win over the Kings, finishing plus-1 with four shots on goal and two takeaways.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith notched the game-winning goal Saturday against Winnipeg.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith potted his second and third goals of the year in Wedneday's 4-1 win over the Oilers. He also fired five shots on net and skated to a plus-1.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith tallied a pair of assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's shootout loss to Calgary.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith tallied a power-play goal in Thursday's win over the Senators.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith scored his second goal of the preseason during a 2-1 split-squad win over the Panthers on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith exploded for two goals and two assists in Sunday's season-closing 7-3 win over the Wild.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Smith recorded an assist during Thursday's 6-1 romp over the Sabres, his third helper in his last four games.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 outlook.

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.