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2014 NHL Draft
Craig Smith
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: September 5, 1989  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Madison, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 202 DRAFTED: NSH / 2009 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 4th   (98th overall)    Prospect Bio

- Representing the US at the WC for the fourth consecutive year in 2014.
- Posted his first career four-point game (2g-2a) in the Preds’ regular-season finale on April 13 at Minnesota, recording his 100th career NHL point (42g-58a) in the process.
- Led the team in goals (24), a career high.
- His 52 points on the season (24g-28a) are a career-high and good for third on the team in the category.
- Achieved a career high in assists (28).
- Notched career highs and was second on the team in power-play goals (7) and game-winning goals (4).
- Lead the team in plus/minus at +16.
- Recorded a career-high 22:08 of ice time on March 19 against Vancouver.
- Became the eighth Preds draftee to post at least 20 goals and 20 assists in a season with his two-point (1g-1a) outing March 11 in Buffalo.
- Earned the bronze at the 2013 WC - finished third among all tournament skaters with 14 points (4g-10a) in 10 games.  He has finished as one of USA's top three players at each of the last two WCs.


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 really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness