Tim Smith (ice hockey)

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Tim Smith
Born (1981-07-21) July 21, 1981 (age 41)
Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Columbia Inferno (ECHL)
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
EHC Freiburg (2Bun.)
High1 (ALH)
Lausanne HC (NLB)
Tölzer Löwen (2Bun).
NHL Draft 272nd overall, 2000
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 20022011

Tim Smith (born July 21, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who last played with High1 of the Asia League Ice Hockey. [1]


Playing career

Smith played major junior in the WHL for four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs and Swift Current Broncos. Despite a team-leading 96 points, fifth in league scoring, in his draft year, he was a late selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, being selected 272nd overall by the Vancouver Canucks.

Smith turned pro in 2002–03, joining the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL. After a 59-point rookie campaign with the Inferno, he reeled off 95 points in 2003–04 to win the league scoring championship. [2] His success in the ECHL was met with playing time in the AHL, as he split the following season between the Inferno and Manitoba Moose.

In 2005–06, Smith moved overseas to play in the German 2nd Bundesliga with EHC Freiburg. He scored at a point-per-game pace in his first season in Germany with 51 points in 51 games. In 2006-07 Smith moved to the Asian Hockey League. He played for Kangwon Land Ice Hockey Team. He played 33 games and finished the season with 60 points. In 2007-08 he returned to the Asian Hockey League to play for High 1. He played 30 games and finished the year with 46 points. Smith returned to Europe for the 2008-09 season and started in the Swiss B for Lausanne. He played 9 games and finished with 4 points. After his brief stint in the Swiss B he returned Germany to play in the 2nd Bundesliga with Tölzer Löwen. He finished that year with 35 games, 29 points.

On May 18, 2010, Smith signed an extension to return to High 1. [3]


Western Hockey League
ECHL First Team All-Star2003-04
ECHL Leading Scorer2003-04
Reebok Plus Performer Of The Year (best plus/minus)2003-04
Asia League
Leading Goal Scorer2007, 2008
Best Forward Of The Year2008, 2010
Most Assists2010
Leading Point Scorer2010

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1997–98 Lebret Eagles SJHL 36671312
1998–99 Spokane Chiefs WHL 575202521
1999–2000 Spokane ChiefsWHL712670966515771432
2000–01 Spokane ChiefsWHL3819365565
2000–01 Swift Current Broncos WHL30122234381910142438
2001–02 Swift Current BroncosWHL6728477512312761320
2002–03 Columbia Inferno ECHL 6822375944175111616
2002–03 Manitoba Moose AHL 30000
2003–04 Columbia InfernoECHL69336295112
2003–04 Manitoba MooseAHL10000
2004–05 Manitoba MooseAHL294046
2004–05 Columbia InfernoECHL19811191550448
2005–06 Wölfe Freiburg GER.2 5118335173
2006–07 Kangwon Land ALH 333030601136291168
2007–08 High1ALH302323464831562
2008–09 Lausanne HC SUI.2 93144
2008–09 Tölzer Löwen GER.23513162958
2009–10 High1ALH352748755041454
2010–11 High1ALH3616294534
2015–16 Innisfail Eagles ChHL 3112031014
ECHL totals15663110173171225152024
ALH totals13496130226245134182274

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