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Brendan Smith  #2

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: February 8, 1989  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Mimico, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: DET / 2007 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (27th overall)
CAREER: In the 1st season of a 2-year contract...2011 AHL All-Rookie Team...2010 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, WCHA First All-Star Team, NCAA West First All-American Team and Hobey Baker Award Finalist.
 
2013-14: Ranked T3rd among DET D in points (19) and 2nd on team in PIM (68)...Had 13 points (4-9-13) and +4 rating in 37 road games and 6 points (1-5-6) and -6 rating in 34 home games...Scored his 1st goal of the season on 12/28 at FLA...Recorded a season-high 2 points on 11/29 at NYI (0-2-2) and 3/22 at MIN (1-1-2)...Posted a plus rating in 6 straight games (11/24-12/6)...Fighting majors: 11/3 at EDM (Will Acton) and 11/24 vs. OTT (Chris Neil)...Multi-point games: 2...Man Games Lost: 6
 
OTHER: Brendan has two brothers: Rory plays professional lacrosse for the Buffalo Bandits and Reilly is a forward for BOS...Recorded 87 points (26-61-87) in 96 games with Wisconsin Badgers from 2007-10.
WCHA First All-Star Team (2010) NCAA West First All-American Team (2010) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2010) AHL All-Rookie Team (2011)
Quote of the Day

Your team is going to want to recapture the feeling. What they're going to have to figure out is they're going to have to rewrite the story. Because you're going to rewrite the story doesn't mean you want a different end. It's just that you're going to have to learn that there's different challenges to get there, and if you're going to try and tap the same feeling, it ain't going to happen.

— Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi on maintaining their success from last season