COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Smith, 25, compiled a 21-14-3 record in 38 games with Springfield during the 2013-14 regular season, also registering a 2.78 goals-against-average and .898 save-percentage. The 6-0, 180-pound netminder has a career AHL record of 87-60-10 with a 2.48 GAA, .904 SV% and nine shutouts in 166 games with Milwaukee and Springfield.
Nashville’s second pick, 54th overall, at the 2007 NHL Draft, Smith was signed by Columbus last summer after spending three seasons with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. His best statistical season in Milwaukee came in 2011-12 when he posted a 31-19-2 record in addition to a 2.17 GAA and .922 SV% in 56 appearances with the Admirals.
A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Smith represented the United States at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships, recording four wins and a 2.40 GAA in six tournament appearances. He won the Kelly Cup as a member of the Cincinnati Cyclones in 2009-2010, also earning ECHL Playoff MVP honors after going 9-7 with a 2.67 GAA in 17 postseason appearances.
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