BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 23, that the club has assigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Smith had been recalled to Boston on March 22 on an emergency basis.
Smith has played in 11 games in 2015-16 with Providence, compiling a 7-3-1 record, 2.07 goals against average and .932 save percentage. Last season, the 26-year-old netminder played in 39 games for Providence with 22 wins, a 2.05 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. The 6’0”, 177-pound goaltender also ranked fourth in the AHL in goals against average and third in save percentage.
Smith has appeared in 23 games in 2015-16 with the Iowa Wild of the AHL, producing a 5-14-3 record, 2.94 goals against average and .911 save percentage. In 34 games combined with both Providence and Iowa this season, he ranks 10th in the AHL with a .917 save percentage.
The Detroit, Michigan native was originally drafted by Nashville in the second round (54th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He signed with Boston as a free agent on July 2, 2014.