Trevor Smith has quickly found a home with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. Smith, who signed with the organization as an unrestricted free agent in July, has provided veteran leadership and on-ice production for the Penguins.
Smith, 27, is contributing in a top-6 role with the club and has helped mentor the younger players in the lineup. Smith (6-foot-1, 196 pounds) won the Calder Cup, the AHL’s championship trophy, last season with the Norfolk Admirals, tying for the postseason scoring title with 16 points (5G-11A). He also finished sixth in the AHL in regular-season scoring with 69 points (26G-43A).
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How would you describe your playing style?
I’m a power forward with playmaking abilities. I can put the puck in the net.
Is there a player that you model your game after?
My idol growing up was Doug Gilmour. I loved the way he played, his style and grit. He was my favorite player growing up.
What was your favorite team growing up?
Growing up in Vancouver I was a Canucks fan. My whole family is. But now I’m a Pittsburgh fan.
How did you get started playing hockey?
You’re a young kid growing up in Canada, it’s cold out, you throw the skates on and take it from there. It’s Canada’s game. It’s been awesome to play for so many years.
What is something interesting about yourself?
I like to play guitar. I’m not anything special, but it’s a good way to relax. I’m trying to figure out some songs. I like Dave Matthews’ style of play and he’s great live in concert as well. He’s got some tough songs to play. I can’t really play full songs. I’m just plucking around and trying to figure it out.