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BLOG: Smith Embraces Role as 'New Age' Defensemen

'I try to be able to make that play to them and then join the rush on that second wave.'

by Chris Wescott TheChrisWescott / NewJerseyDevils.com

Ty Smith is an offensively dynamic defender, and as the NHL gets younger, faster and more skilled, Smith appears to fit right into where the league is headed.

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"Yeah, I guess so," he said. "I like to get the puck and give the puck to the forwards. My dad always tells me to get the puck to the skill and that's the forwards. [So I try to be] able to make that play to them and then join the rush on that second wave and try to support them and create offense out of it."

Smith is trying to lock down a roster spot with New Jersey after coming close last season. He was the 17th overall pick in 2018.

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