Craig Smith
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: September 5, 1989  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (98th overall)    Prospect Bio
-Has 10 points (6g-4a) in his last nine games. -Tallied his 20th goal of the season on Thursday against Minnesota, the second year in a row he has hit the 20-goal plateau. -Against the Islanders on Feb. 19, recorded a career-high nine shots. -Tallied the second overtime game-winning goal of his career and his eighth career game-winning tally on Jan. 27 vs. Colorado. -Nashville is 10-1-3 when he scores a goal this season. -Played in his 200th career NHL game on Oct. 18 in Chicago. -Named one of the U.S.A's best players at the 2014 World Championship, the third time in four years he's gained the honor. -In 2013-14, led the Predators in goals (24) and ranked third in points (52), setting career highs in both categories and becoming the sixth Preds draftee to hit the 50-point mark for the club.
USHL First All-Star Team (2009) WCHA All-Rookie Team (2010) Signed as a free agent by Kuopio (Finland), October 2, 2012.
Quote of the Day

It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.

— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18