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Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: November 2, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Calgary, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 220 DRAFTED: NJD / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)


- Has five points (1-4) and 30 penalty minutes in 28 career games against Toronto
- 2008-09 season game highs: Goals: 1, Dec. 20 vs. Dallas (5-4 OT win); Assists: none; Points: 1, (1-0) Dec. 20 vs. Dallas (5-4 OT win); Shots: 4, Feb. 1 at Washington (7-4 loss); Time-on-ice: 26:57, Dec. 23 at Philadelphia (6-4 loss)
- Career game highs: Goals: 1, (41x) last: Dec. 20 vs. Dallas (5-4 OT win); Assists: 3, 10/16/98 vs. Calgary; Points: 3, (0-3) 10/16/98 vs. Calgary
- Shootout career: none

WHL East First All-Star Team (1993) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993) Missed majority of 1994-95 due to knee injury suffered in practice, November 5, 1994. Traded to Toronto by New Jersey with Steve Sullivan and the rights to Alyn McCauley for Doug Gilmour, Dave Ellett and New Jersey's 4th round choice (previously acquired, New Jersey selected Andre Lakos) in 1999 Entry Draft, February 25, 1997. Traded to Edmonton by Toronto for Edmonton's 4th round choice (Jonathon Zion) in 1999 Entry Draft and Edmonton's 2nd round choice (Kris Vernarsky) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Joffrey Lupul for Joni Pitkanen, Geoff Sanderson and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Cameron Abney) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 1, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 8, 2008. Officially announced his retirement, September 2, 2009.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players