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Brendan Smith

28-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Rangers

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Once considered a potentially impactful two-way defenseman, Smith has never cleared 20 points in a season and managed just nine in 51 games last year. However, he gave the Rangers a jolt of energy and physicality after coming over in a midseason trade, which was enough for t...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 211   DOB: 2/8/1989   BORN: Mimico, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #27 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brendan Smith Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Rangers worth $17.4 million in June of 2017.

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After watching the past six games from the press box, Smith will be in the lineup against the Blue Jackets on Friday.

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Brendan 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 DET 14 1 6 7 3 13 13 7.7 0 0 15:38 0 1 1 1:45 17 8
2012-13 23 NHL DET 34 0 8 8 1 36 33 0.0 0 0 18:24 0 2 2 1:09 20 35
2013-14 24 NHL DET 71 5 14 19 -2 68 90 5.6 0 0 18:23 1 0 1 0:10 57 69
2014-15 25 NHL DET 76 4 9 13 -2 68 88 4.5 1 0 17:53 0 2 2 0:14 60 68
2015-16 26 NHL DET 63 3 12 15 1 62 82 3.7 0 0 17:36 1 0 1 0:37 94 42
2016-17 27 NHL NYR 18 1 3 4 2 29 23 4.3 0 0 20:10 0 0 0 0:02 16 27
2016-17 27 NHL DET 33 2 3 5 -1 34 39 5.1 1 0 18:44 1 2 3 1:21 43 38
2017-18 28 NHL NYR 12 0 2 2 1 10 14 0.0 0 0 16:12 0 0 0 0:04 16 14
2017-18 Proj 28 NHL NYR 50 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Brendan Smith

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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

16:12

Average Time On Ice

On average, Brendan Smith was on the ice for 16:12.

0:04

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Brendan Smith was on the ice for 0:04 during power plays.

2:10

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Brendan Smith was on the ice for 2:10 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2016-17 20:10 0:02 1:47
2016-17 18:44 1:21 1:55
2017-18 16:12 0:04 2:10

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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 17 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 14:25 0:00
Nov 15 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Nov 11 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 8 BOS Did Not Play
Nov 6 CLM Did Not Play
Nov 4 FLA@FLA Did Not Play
Nov 2 TAM@TAM Did Not Play
Oct 31 VGK 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 12:06 0:00
Oct 28 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 16:30 0:27
Oct 26 ARI 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:06 0:00
Oct 23 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:11 0:00
Oct 21 NAS 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 4 16:15 0:00
Oct 19 NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:54 0:00
Oct 17 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 15:39 0:17
Oct 14 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 3 16:59 0:00
Oct 13 CLM@CLM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 18:03 0:00
Oct 10 STL Did Not Play
Oct 8 MON Did Not Play
Oct 7 TOR@TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 14:49 0:00
Oct 5 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 16:28 0:00

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

Smith failed to get on the scoresheet in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes, but did contribute a plus-3 rating and two shots on goal.

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Smith was a healthy scratch for Sunday's tilt against Montreal.

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Smith re-signed with the Rangers on a four-year, $17.4 million contract Wednesday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

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Smith is among the Rangers players left unprotected ahead of Wednesday's expansion draft.

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Smith led all Rangers in ice time with 22:44 in Tuesday's 2-1 Game 4 victory over Montreal. He failed to record a shot or a point, but he did dish out three hits and go plus-1.

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Smith managed two assists, a plus-1 rating and a blocked shot in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss against the Panthers.

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Smith was traded to the Rangers on Tuesday, with second- and third-round picks moving the other way to Detroit, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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Smith (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

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Smith (knee) could return Saturday night versus the Islanders.

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Smith (knee) has effectively been ruled out for Tuesday's home game against the Devils, and Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports that coach Jeff Blashill said the defenseman is expected to return at some point this weekend.

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Smith (knee) will travel to Buffalo with the Red Wings facing the Sabres on Friday, though he's still expected to be out through the All-Star break.

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Smith (knee) skated before practice Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

Too often in the 2015-16 season, Smith watched game action from the press box as a healthy scratch. Thatís not to say that heís devoid of offense. Smith is a skilled passer, but he hasnít amounted to much in the NHL after setting up 59 scores in 152 games with AHL Grand Rapids between 2010-13. Still, Detroit made a concerted effort to improve its defense in the offseason, including the hiring of Doug Houda, a former Wings player who will be tasked with revamping the blue line and penalty-killing unit. If Houda fails to get Smith up to the standard expected of him as a former first-round pick (2007) -- despite the defenseman entering a contract year -- then it should be considered a disappointment and could mark the end of Smithís tenure in Detroit. On the contrary, if he sparks offensively early on in 2016-17, that could be a sign that heís buying into the new system and might be worth plucking from the waiver wire in deeper fantasy leagues.

2014-15

Smith settled into a little more steady role with the Red Wings in 2013-14, scoring 19 points in 71 games. The offensive-minded blueliner got burned less by risky moves, but still is developing. He should improve on the 19 points he registered last season in the upcoming campaign, but still is in the lower-to-middle tier of fantasy defensemen.

2013-14

Smith had an up-and-down postseason with the Wings last season demonstrating both his offensive prowess and his occasional defensive liabilities. The young defenseman is still learning his craft in the big leagues and has a bright future if he can nail down some of his defensive lapses.

2012-13

Even if Smith is initially outside of the top-four blueliners, he could emerge as an option for one of the top pairings and quickly earn a significant power-play role after delivering seven points in 14 games (1 G, 6 A) and a plus-3 rating in his first taste of Detroit last season. Asking him to immediately fill the offensive void created by the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom may be a bit much, but Smith could ascend to the front of the line quickly if the more senior players ahead of him on the depth chart prove unwilling -- or unable -- to quarterback the Wings' power play effectively. In multi-year formats, Smith should be upgraded as he's a virtual lock to secure the aforementioned roles at some point in the not-so-distant future.

2011-12

Smith projects as an eventual top-four blueliner with power-play quarterback upside, but the Wings' addition of Ian White and Mike Commodore could give the team enough short-term depth to enable Smith to begin the year at Grand Rapids (AHL) again. Smith racked up 32 points (12 G, 20 A) with the Griffins in 63 games last season and may not be far away from a prominent role with the big club. Particularly in keeper formats, Smith is an excellent late-round target as he's ready to contribute at the NHL-level should the opportunity arise.

2010-11

A finalist for the Hobey Baker award in his junior season at the University of Wisconsin, Smith led the nation in blue-line scoring with 52 points (15 G, 37 A) last season. He'll likely spend his first professional season in Grand Rapids (AHL), but Smith has the polish to make it up to Detroit quickly and there's top-four potential here depending on how his game develops at the defensive end. The Red Wings believe that Smith will need very little time in the minors before he's ready to contribute at the NHL level Ė there are some concerns about his maturity after some off-ice incidents in Madison Ė but don't be surprised if he debuts this season when injuries necessitate a call up or two. If you're searching for internal options to eventually take over as the role of power-play quarterback whenever Nicklas Lidstrom decides to hang up his skates, look no further.

2009-10

Smith is developing into a top-end offensive blueliner entering his junior season at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to getting derailed by a wrist injury, Smith had 18 points in 21 games (7 G, 11 A) with all of his goals coming on the power play. Much like fellow farmhand Jakub Kindl, Smith projects as an eventual top-four defenseman at the NHL level. The only question is whether he'll leave the Badgers after this season or return for his senior year in 2010-11.

2008-09

Smith will spend the 2008-09 playing his sophomore season for the University of Wisconsin.

2006-07

Smith brings an air of intrigue to the 2007 NHL draft. He's a great skater and puck mover, and he brings a transport truck full of skill to the blue line. But he hasn't really be tested to date -- he's another young man who played Tier 2 hockey for the past few seasons and really needs to be pushed harder to develop. He'll head off to the University of Wisconsin for 2007-2008 and if he adapts well, Smith will be the steal of the 2007 draft class. He has the potential to be a number one, minute-munching, point-tallying stud; stash him and wait.