30-Year-Old Defenseman – Arizona Coyotes
Derek Smith Contract Information:
Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Coyotes in July 2015. Deal is worth $575,000 at the NHL level.
Smith signed Friday with the Coyotes on a one-year, two-way contract.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Derek Smith.
Injuries derailed an extremely promising season from Smith, who showed some offensive flash and defensive skills the first three months of the season before going down – and never fully recovering from – a high ankle sprain in late December. He also received a concussion in March, which hopefully will not have any lingering effects into 2012-13. Smith is someone to keep in mind for future years, but with the Flames picking up Dennis Wideman, Smith will likely snatch up one of the third-line defenseman spots and tally 15-20 points if he can remain healthy.