Smith during his time with the Blackhawks in December 2014
|Born||July 11, 1988
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|San Jose Sharks
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||169th overall, 2008
Ben Smith (born July 11, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right winger. He currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks.
He has also played ice hockey in college at Boston College with the Eagles. He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on October 29, 2010 against the Edmonton Oilers. He scored 2 goals on April 15, 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks in his second NHL playoff game.
On April 24, 2011, Smith scored the overtime goal on a rebound by Niklas Hjalmarsson against the Vancouver Canucks' goaltender, Roberto Luongo, to force a Game 7 in Vancouver. On June 24, 2013, He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.
References[change | change source]
- "Blackhawks' late goals stun Bruins to win Cup". NHL. http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2012030416. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
- "Smith traded to Sharks by Blackhakws: report". NHL. http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=756031. Retrieved 2015-3-2.