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Brendan Smith



  • DOB: 2/8/1989
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 211
  • Hometown: Mimico, Ontario

Career Notes:  2016-17:  Led NY Ranger squad in playoff +/-, with a +8...Scored his first NY Ranger goal 4/2 vs. Philadelphia...Had first NY Ranger points with two assists 3/17 vs. Florida...Made NY Ranger debut 3/2 @ Boston, after acquisition from Detroit 2/28...2015-16:  Tied for third among Detroit defensemen in assists (12), and led team blueliners, and finished second overall on squad, in PIM (62)...2014-15:  Had fourth-most PIM (68) on Detroit club...Netted first career NHL GWG 1/31 vs. NY Islanders...2013-14:  Had second-most goals (5) among Detroit defensemen, and tied for third among team blueliners in points (19)...Second on Detroit club in PIM (68)...2012-13:  Led Detroit team defensemen in playoff goals (2), and tied for team lead in postseason points (5) among blueliners...2011-12:  Topped Grand Rapids defensemen in points (34), and tied for team lead among blueliners in goals (10)...Had fourth-most PIM (90) among Grand Rapids skaters...Registered first career NHL multiple-point game with two assists for Detroit 3/19 vs. Washington...Netted first career NHL goal 3/2 vs. Minnesota...Notched his first career NHL point with an assist 11/19 @ Los Angeles...Made NHL debut 11/17 @ San Jose...2010-11:  AHL All-Rookie Team selection...Top goal-scorer among AHL first-year defensemen (12)...Led Grand Rapids defensemen in goals and had second-most points among team blueliners...Finished third on Grand Rapids team in PIM (124) and fifth in +/- (+7)...2009-10:  Went to NCAA Frozen Four championship game with U. Wisconsin (lost 5-0 to Boston College)...WCHA First-Team All-Star selection, and earned WCHA Defensive Player of the Year honors...Top point-scoring defenseman in NCAA (15-37-52 in 42 GP), and finished sixth overall in NCAA in points...Had second-most assists on U. Wisconsin squad, and tied for second on team in points...2008-09:  Topped U. Wisconsin (WCHA) defensemen in goals (9), and had second-most points among team blueliners (23)...Led U. Wisconsin defensemen, and finished second overall on team, in PIM (75)...Drafted:  1st. rd. (27th overall) by Detroit 2007, out of OJHL...Misc.:  Older brother of Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith...Played with NY Ranger captain Ryan McDonagh at U. Wisconsin (WCHA) for three seasons.

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