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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)
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

I've got a lot of experience and there's a lot of young guys. It's even making me excited a little more. It's kind of a new life. At my age, I feel like I know a lot of things what to do, but I just cannot do it anymore. It's a lot easier to tell them what to do because they've still got the legs and hands to do it. I just know things, but I cannot do them anymore.

— Jaromir Jagr after making his Panthers debut in a win against the Sabres on Saturday