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Bryan Smolinski

Bryan Smolinski  #20

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NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: December 27, 1971
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toledo, OH, United States
WEIGHT: 203 DRAFTED: BOS / 1990 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1993) NCAA West First All-American Team (1993) Traded to Pittsburgh by Boston with Glen Murray and Boston's 3rd round choice (Boyd Kane) in 1996 Entry Draft for Kevin Stevens and Shawn McEachern, August 2, 1995. Traded to NY Islanders by Pittsburgh for Darius Kasparaitis and Andreas Johansson, November 17, 1996. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders with Ziggy Palffy, Marcel Cousineau and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Daniel Johansson) in 1999 Entry Draft for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and Los Angeles' 1st round choice (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999 Entry Draft, June 20, 1999. Traded to Ottawa by Los Angeles for the rights to Tim Gleason, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Motor City (UHL), February 11, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Martin Havlat for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) 2008 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Traded to Vancouver by Chicago for Vancouver's 2nd round choice (Akim Aliu) in 2007 Entry Draft, February 26, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 2, 2007. Signed to a PTO (tryout) contract by Milwaukee (AHL), April 30, 2009. Signed as a free afent by Flint (IHL), November 2, 2009.
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What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp