• Prior to playing for Mississauga, Smith-Pelly collected 38 goals and 39 assists for 77 points in 85 games played with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens Minor Midget team – a team that also featured fellow draft prospects John McFarland (No. 15 ranked) and Tyler Toffoli (No. 16 ranked).
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild