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2015 NHL Draft
Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Arizona Coyotes  Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: October 13, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Belleville, ON, Canada
Shoots: Left
Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, April 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, July 13, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to upper-body injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Zurich (Swiss), July 28, 2014.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson