Ty Smith (ice hockey)

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Ty Smith
Born (2000-03-24) March 24, 2000 (age 21)
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2018
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 2021present

Ty Smith (born March 24, 2000) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). [1] He was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Devils.

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Playing career

Smith was selected first overall by the Spokane Chiefs in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft. [2] In his rookie season with the Chiefs, Smith was named the team’s Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year. The following year, Smith had a breakout season setting a new franchise record for most points in a single game by a defenseman and being named the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year. [3] Smith was also named the Chiefs Defenseman of the Year. [3]

On August 20, 2018, Smith signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils, who had drafted him 17th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. [4] Smith attended the Devils training camp but was reassigned to the Chiefs on September 28. [5] On October 24, Smith was named co-captain of the Chiefs alongside Jaret Anderson-Dolan. [6]

Smith made the Devils opening night roster for the 2020–21 season, making his debut on January 14, 2021, against the Boston Bruins and recording his first NHL goal in the Devils' 3–2 shootout loss. [7] Smith would go on to record points in each of his first five NHL games, the second-longest streak ever for a rookie defenceman in the NHL behind only Marek Židlický. [8] Smith continued his strong start to his rookie season, recording eight points in his first nine games before being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list on February 2, along with 13 of his Devils' teammates. [9]

International play

Medal record
Representing Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2020 Czech Republic
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Czech Republic/Slovakia

Smith was named the captain of Team Canada at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics. [10] The following year, he was named an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. [11]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2015–16 Lloydminster Bobcats AMHL 289142310101890
2015–16 Spokane Chiefs WHL 20220
2016–17 Spokane ChiefsWHL665273222
2017–18 Spokane ChiefsWHL691459733072572
2018–19 Spokane ChiefsWHL577626933151896
2019–20 Spokane ChiefsWHL4619405942
2020–21 New Jersey Devils NHL 482212322
WHL totals2364519023512722313168

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2016 Canada Black U17 Silver medal icon.svg62242
2017 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg50330
2017 Canada U18 5th50114
2018 CanadaU185th50004
2019 Canada WJC 6th50330
2020 CanadaWJCGold medal icon.svg70332
Junior totals332121412

Awards and honours

AwardYear
AMHL
First All-Star Team2016
Top Defenseman2016
Telus Cup Top Defensive Player2016
WHL
West First All-Star Team 2018, 2019
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy 2018 [3]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2019, 2020
CHL Defenseman of the Year 2019

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References

  1. "Ty Smith at eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.
  2. "Chiefs Pick Defenseman Smith First Overall". spokanechiefs.com. May 7, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. 1 2 3 "Ty Smith Named WHL Scholastic Player of the Year". spokanechiefs.com. May 2, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Devils sign defenseman Ty Smith to entry-level contract". NHL.com. August 20, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "New Jersey Devils return Ty Smith to Spokane Chiefs". whl.ca. September 28, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Spokane Chiefs name Anderson-Dolan and Smith co-captains for 2018-19 season". whl.ca. October 23, 2018. Retrieved October 24, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. Ryan, Chris (January 14, 2021). "Ty Smith's 1st NHL goal not enough as Devils fall to Bruins in shootout". NJ.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  8. Matthews, Trey (February 21, 2021). "Devils' Ty Smith's Impressive Journey From Spokane Chiefs to NHL". The Hockey Writers. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  9. "Devils add five more players to COVID list, bringing total to 14". Sportsnet.ca. February 2, 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  10. "Chiefs prospect Ty Smith to Captain Canada at 2016 WYOG". chl.ca. February 11, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. "Smith Added To Team Canada Leadership Group". spokanechiefs.com. August 3, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nico Hischier
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2018
Succeeded by
Jack Hughes