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Craig Smith

25-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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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...

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

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Craig Smith Contract Information:

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

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Smith tallied a pair of assists, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's shootout loss to Calgary.

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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 6 1 2 3 3 4 16 6.3 0 0 15:01 1 0 1 2:17 2 1
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#2 Right Wing

Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 15:01.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 2:17 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:51 1:54
2013-14 16:24 2:03
2014-15 15:01 2:17

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Craig Smith 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
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 tallied a power-play goal in Thursday's win over the Senators.

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Smith scored his second goal of the preseason during a 2-1 split-squad win over the Panthers on Saturday.

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Smith exploded for two goals and two assists in Sunday's season-closing 7-3 win over the Wild.

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Smith recorded an assist during Thursday's 6-1 romp over the Sabres, his third helper in his last four games.

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Smith scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's win over the Sabres, giving him 20 goals and 40 points for the season.

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Smith scored his 19th goal of the season in Monday's overtime win over the Senators.

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Smith went into the Olympic break with 36 points in 56 games, tying his output from his rookie campaign two seasons ago.

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Smith scored both of the Predators' goals in a 2-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

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Smith collected two assists in Tuesday's win over Winnipeg.

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Smith had a goal and assist in Thursday's loss to the Ducks.

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Smith extended his point streak to three games on Monday, scoring the only two Nashville goals in a 6-2 loss to the Bruins.

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Smith scored the only two goals for the Predators in a loss to Tampa on Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.