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Craig Smith

25-Year-Old Right Wing – Nashville Predators

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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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...

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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   Show ContractHide Contract

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

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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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Craig Smith NHL Stats
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  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 82 23 21 44 11 44 252 9.1 4 0 15:44 6 3 9 2:40 77 17
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Time On Ice Stats

15:44

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 15:44.

2:40

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Craig Smith was on the ice for 2:40 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 13:51 1:54
2013-14 16:24 2:03
2014-15 15:44 2:40

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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
Apr 23 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 1 18:11 4:06
Apr 21 at CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 8 0.0 5 0 28:51 2:10
Apr 19 at CHI 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 6 1 19:57 2:01
Apr 17 CHI 2 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 4 50.0 2 0 18:34 3:04
Apr 15 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 23:18 5:29
Apr 11 at DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 14:22 0:53
Apr 9 MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:36 1:48
Apr 7 at COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:44 1:14
Apr 4 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 19:34 2:23
Mar 31 VAN 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 19:38 5:06
Mar 29 CGY 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:50 0:51
Mar 28 at WAS 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:46 1:46
Mar 26 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 15:09 4:31
Mar 24 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 17:38 2:34
Mar 21 BUF 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 17:29 0:00
Mar 17 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:33 3:25
Mar 15 at ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 18:14 2:19
Mar 14 at LA 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:49 2:29
Mar 12 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0.0 2 0 16:54 2:04
Mar 9 at ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 5 0 15:35 2:56
Mar 7 WPG 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 18:49 2:15
Mar 5 NYI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 14:01 0:46
Mar 3 at NJ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 1 0 16:50 2:21
Mar 2 at NYR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 15:51 2:51
Feb 28 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 13:49 1:36
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Feb 26 MIN 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 0 16:44 1:49
Feb 24 COL 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 50.0 0 0 13:55 1:54
Feb 22 at BUF 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 17:22 6:17
Feb 21 at PHI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 19:21 2:32
Feb 19 at NYI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.0 3 0 15:27 2:24
Feb 17 SJ 2 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 66.7 0 0 12:41 1:41
Feb 14 NJ 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 11:25 2:01
Feb 12 WPG 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:18 3:50
Feb 10 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 13:36 2:12
Feb 8 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 16:37 1:52
Feb 7 NYR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:18 0:00
Feb 5 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 12:56 2:58
Feb 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:37 2:40
Feb 1 at PIT 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 1 15:58 2:05
Jan 30 at COL 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 15:33 2:04
Jan 29 at STL 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 16:05 2:53
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
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 scored a pair of goals, dished out an assist, and fired four shots on goal in Friday's Game 2 victory over the Blackhawks.

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Smith registered a power-play assist during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Colorado. He also fired four shots on goal in 16:44 of ice time.

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Smith potted his sixth power-play goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Kings.

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Smith failed to crack the scoresheet in Monday's 2-1 OT win over the Coyotes; however, he did register five hits and four shots on goal.

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Smith netted his 20th goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Wild.

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Smith captured an assist and attempted a season-high nine shots in Thursday's loss to the Islanders.

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Smith scored a pair of goals -- one on the power play -- Tuesday in a 5-1 victory over the Sharks.

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Smith snapped his eight-game scoring slump with a goal and an assist on Saturday night against the Devils. He now has 15 goals and 14 assists in 56 games this season.

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Smith extended his current scoring drought to eight games during Thursday's 3-1 win over the Jets.

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

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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.

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Smith tallied his 12th goal and attempted six shots over 17:32 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Ducks.

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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.