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Devils select defenseman Ty Smith 17th overall in NHL Draft

New Jersey selects left-handed defenseman Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft

by New Jersey Devils @NJDevils / newjerseydevils.com

 The New Jersey Devils have selected defenseman Ty Smith with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

2017-18 Team: Spokane Chiefs, WHL
Stats: 69 GP, 73 points (14g-53a)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170 pounds
Shoots: L
Birthday: March 24, 2000
Age: 18

Tweet from @NJDevils: The perfect fit and already bringing the intensity. �������������� #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/PFtZh5WyMb

Tweet from @NJDevils: "It's a dream come true today." Enjoy the moment, @_tysmith_24! #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/Vt4tn9Z9xL

Tweet from @NJDevils: Go follow @_tysmith_24 and give him a warm welcome to the #NJDevils Family! #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/EpVrE83UVd

Tweet from @amandacstein: Your newest #NJDevil getting the media treatment! All smiles! pic.twitter.com/QLTVpECyB8

Tweet from @NJDevils: He's just our TYpe. #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/8kzuU8metc

Tweet from @NHLNetwork: Ty Smith goes #17 overall to the @NJDevils! #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/v2yXdWirDC

Tweet from @spokanechiefs: �� | Chiefs D Ty Smith (@_tysmith_24) picked 17th overall in the 2018 #NHLDraft by the @NJDevils! #GoChiefsGo #NowWeRise #WHLREAD �� | https://t.co/QLEG54HiKY pic.twitter.com/FGKMeV8TEY

Tweet from @TheWHL: .@NJDevils defenceman Smith has also captained @HockeyCanada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and IIHF Under-18 World Championship. #NHLDraft #NJDevils �� Hockey Canada Images pic.twitter.com/1ZFXOOxviR

Tweet from @TheWHL: .@NJDevils defenceman Ty Smith won the Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy as the 2017-18 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year. #NHLDraft #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/hUdtCWSzRo

Tweet from @TheWHL: The newest member of the @NJDevils, Smith finished second in scoring among WHL defencemen this season with 73 points (14G-59A) in 69 games. #NHLDraft #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/jNPRyByIHC

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