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Craig Smith

26-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2015-16 NHL Stats

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2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

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 on...

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

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Smith recorded an assist and two PIM in 17:24 of ice time during Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals.

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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 55 11 7 18 -1 28 142 7.7 3 0 15:08 1 1 2 2:07 54 12
2015-16 Proj 26 NHL NSH 80 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Craig Smith

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Time On Ice Stats

15:08

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 15:08.

2:07

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 2:07 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 16:24 2:03
2014-15 15:44 2:42
2015-16 15:08 2:07

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Craig Smith
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
2016-2Feb 12 @TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:00 0:13
2016-2Feb 9 WAS 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:23 3:19
2016-2Feb 6 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 13:56 1:32
2016-2Feb 4 PHI 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:49 4:29
2016-2Feb 2 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:02 2:12
2016-1Jan 27 @CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:03 2:28
2016-1Jan 26 @VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 1 15:00 2:24
2016-1Jan 23 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 11:47 1:06
2016-1Jan 21 @WPG 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 1 12:46 1:38
2016-1Jan 19 CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 14:34 0:51
2016-1Jan 16 MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 11:17 0:00
2016-1Jan 14 @WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 11:57 0:00
2016-1Jan 12 @CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 0 12:32 0:01
2016-1Jan 9 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 15:41 2:36
2016-1Jan 8 @COL 0 0 0 -1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:23 0:00
2016-1Jan 5 WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:20 2:41
2016-1Jan 2 @CAR 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 14:45 3:03
2015-12Dec 31 @DAL 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 15:27 0:39
2015-12Dec 29 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:54 3:06
2015-12Dec 28 NYR 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 0 0 14:27 0:12
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2015-12Dec 26 DET 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:52 1:20
2015-12Dec 21 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:03 2:01
2015-12Dec 19 MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 1 16:46 3:47
2015-12Dec 17 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 16:59 1:40
2015-12Dec 15 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:56 1:33
2015-12Dec 12 COL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 13:27 4:46
2015-12Dec 10 CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 13:51 0:00
2015-12Dec 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 16:35 2:12
2015-12Dec 7 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 13:02 4:07
2015-12Dec 5 @DET 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 8:28 0:59
2015-12Dec 3 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 17:20 2:06
2015-12Dec 1 ARI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 16:46 0:45
2015-11Nov 28 BUF 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:51 1:55
2015-11Nov 27 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 0 18:45 1:56
2015-11Nov 25 @BUF 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 13:59 2:10
2015-11Nov 23 @NYR 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:54 4:32
2015-11Nov 21 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 17:02 2:39
2015-11Nov 20 @CLM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:38 2:54
2015-11Nov 17 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:39 3:59
2015-11Nov 14 WPG 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 14:57 3:41
2015-11Nov 12 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:05 2:50
2015-11Nov 10 OTT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:00 1:39
2015-11Nov 7 STL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 0 15:24 3:01
2015-11Nov 5 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:47 0:48
2015-11Nov 1 @ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 16:09 4:59
2015-10Oct 31 @LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 14:59 1:08
2015-10Oct 28 @SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 15:36 2:23
2015-10Oct 24 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 19:14 3:06
2015-10Oct 22 ANA 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 4 0 13:47 2:47
2015-10Oct 20 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 21:04 3:09
2015-10Oct 17 @OTT 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 15:24 2:10
2015-10Oct 15 @NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 18:41 2:19
2015-10Oct 13 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 1 16:10 0:37
2015-10Oct 10 EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 14:19 1:46
2015-10Oct 8 CAR 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 15:58 2:36

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

Smith deflected one into the net Tuesday against the Canucks.

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Smith was held off the scoresheet for the eighth consecutive game during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

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Smith scored his team's only goal in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Stars. It was his third point in his last four games.

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Smith failed to crack the scoresheet for the fourth consecutive game Monday against the Canadiens. He now has just 11 points in 34 games this season.

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Smith posted his second consecutive assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.

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Smith snapped a 10-game pointless drought with a goal and two assists during Saturday's 7-0 rout of the Jets.

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Smith was held off the scoresheet during Saturday's overtime loss to the Kings, extending his current scoreless streak to five games.

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Smith scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Edmonton. He has a goal in each of Nashville's first two games this season.

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Smith scored on a first-period power play Thursday, helping propel the Predators to a 2-1 season-opening win over Carolina.

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Smith signed a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension with the Predators on Monday.

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Smith and the Predators are far apart on a new contract as they head into arbitration on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.

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Smith provided an assist on both of the club's goals in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Blackhawks.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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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.