Craig Smith
Born September 5 1989 (1989-09-05) (age 27),
Madison, WI, USA
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
NHL team Nashville Predators
Ntl. team Flag of the United States United States of America
NHL Draft 98th overall, 2009
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2011–present

Craig Smith (born September 5, 1989) is an American ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Nashville Predators in the NHL. He was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Smith played major junior hockey in the United States Hockey League with the Waterloo Black Hawks. He was named to the USHL First All-Star Team for the 2008–09 season.[1]

Smith participated at the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the United States men's national ice hockey team.

After coming out of college early, Smith became the first player since Colin Wilson to make the Predators without first playing for the Milwaukee Admirals. On October 7, 2011, Smith scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game on October 7, 2011 against Steve Mason of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Notable awards and honorsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 45 8 10 18 28 4 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 58 13 10 23 90 11 2 3 5 8
2008–09 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 54 28 48 76 108 3 1 3 4 26
2009–10 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 8 25 33 72
2010–11 University of Wisconsin WCHA 41 19 24 43 87
NCAA totals 82 27 49 76 159


  1. 1.0 1.1 Craig Smith profile. The Hockey News (2010-10-02). Retrieved on 2010-10-02.
  2. National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books, 334. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

External linksEdit

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