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Ben Smith (b. 1988)
Bensmith
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
205 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team Chicago Blackhawks
Born July 11 1988 (1988-07-11) (age 28),
Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
NHL Draft 169th overall, 2008
Chicago Blackhawks
Pro Career 2008 – present

Benjamin Alexander Smith (born July 11, 1988 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina but raised in Avon, Connecticut) is an American professional ice hockey right winger. He plays in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing careerEdit

Smith was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks 169th overall in the 6th round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at Boston College.


On October 29, 2010 the Blackhawks recalled Smith from the AHL's Rockford IceHogs to make his NHL debut in a home game against the Edmonton Oilers.[1] He scored his first NHL goal on April 8, 2011 against Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings. On April 15, 2011, Smith scored 2 goals against the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 loss in only his second NHL playoff game.

On Sunday, April 24, 2011, during Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals, Smith scored the overtime goal on a rebound against the Vancouver Canucks' goaltender, Roberto Luongo, to force a Game 7 in Vancouver after the Canucks had previously been leading the series 3-0. The Blackhawks ended up losing Game 7 in overtime. [2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Boston College HE 42 10 8 18 10
2007–08 Boston College HE 44 25 25 50 12
2008–09 Boston College HE 37 6 11 17 6
2009–10 Boston College HE 42 16 21 37 38
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 3 1 0 1 0
2010–11 Rockford IceHogs AHL 63 19 12 31 16
2010–11 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 1 0 1 0 7 3 0 3 0
NHL totals 6 1 0 1 0 7 3 0 3 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blackhawks recall forward Smith. Chicagobreakingsports.com (2010-10-29). Retrieved on 2010-10-29.
  2. Smith's tally keeps Hawks alive. Fox News (2011-04-24). Retrieved on 2011-04-25.

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