C.J. Smith



  • DOB: 12/1/1994
  • Ht: 5-11
  • Wt: 191
  • Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Career Notes: 2021-22: Tied his career-high with 58 points (24 g, 34 a) in 60 games w/ AHL Chicago. Set a new career-high with 34 assists. Added nine points (3 g, 6 a) in 16 Calder Cup Playoff games. Won 2022 Calder Cup Championship. Opened the season with a six-game point-scoring streak (4 g, 7 a). Scored a season-high five points (1 g, 4 a) on 10/31/21 at Grand Rapids. Scored a hat-trick on 12/9/21 at Texas. Scored goals in back-to-back games on 4/3/22 and 4/6/22 Vs Texas. Played one NHL game w/ Carolina on 12/18/21 Vs Los Angeles…2020-21: Scored 13 points (4 g, 9 a) in 15 games w/ AHL Rochester. Scored two goals on 2/12/21 at Cleveland, finishing the game with a season-high three points (2 g, 1 a). Played in one NHL game w/ Buffalo on 3/25/21 at Pittsburgh...2019-20: Scored 27 points (12 g, 15 a) in 50 games w/ AHL Rochester. Recorded three points (1 g, 2 a) on both 12/14/19 at Laval and 3/6/20 at Belleville...2018-19: Set career-highs in goals (28) and points (58). Finished second on Americans in both goal scoring and overall scoring. Scored a hat-trick on 1/12/19 at Toronto, finishing the game with a season-high four points (3 g, 1 a). Registered season-high three assists on 11/23/18 Vs Utica. Added two points (1 g, 1 a) in three Calder Cup Playoff games. Appeared in eleven games w/ NHL Buffalo. Scored first career NHL goal on 1/8/19 Vs New Jersey. Scored only other NHL goal in next game on 2/5/19 Vs Minnesota...2017-18: Recorded 44 points (17 g, 27 a) in 57 games as a rookie pro w/ AHL Rochester. Made AHL debut on 10/6/17 Vs Syracuse, scoring his first career point (assist). Scored first career goal on 10/7/17 at Syracuse. Scored first career multi-goal game and finished with a season-high four points (2 g, 2 a) on 11/17/17 Vs Hartford. Named to AHL All-Star Game. Added two points (both assists) in three Calder Cup Playoff games. Made Calder Cup Playoff debut on 4/20/18 at Syracuse, scoring an assist...Misc.: Made NHL debut on 4/2/17 Vs NY Islanders, scoring an assist. Named Hockey East Tournament MVP in 2017. Named Honorable Mention for Hockey East All-Star Team in 2016-17. Named to Hockey East All-Tournament Team in 2016 and 2017. Named to Hockey East All-Rookie Team in 2014-15. Won 2017 Hockey East Championship w/ UMass-Lowell...Transactions: Signed two-year, entry-level contract w/ Buffalo Sabres as an undrafted free agent on 3/30/17. Signed a one-year contract w/ NHL Carolina on 7/28/21. Signed w/ NHL NY Rangers on 8/2/22.

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