The Pittsburgh Penguins have reassigned forward Nathan Smith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced Monday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Smith was recalled by the Penguins on January 28th and made his debut with the club the following night vs. the New Jersey Devils. He played a total of 12 games during his recall. Prior to this season, Smith had played four career games in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, the club that drafted him in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2000 NHL Draft.
Smith ranked second in scoring for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) and had played in all 44 games for the club at the time of his recall. He registered a nine-game point streak from December 15th to January 2nd recording 13 points (five goals, eight assists). Smith has also served as team captain of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this season. He was signed by the Penguins as a free agent on July 12th, 2007.