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Brendan Smith | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
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Brendan Smith is coming into the final year of his two year contract that is paying him $1.26 million annually on the Detroit Red Wings' blueline.
Smith has a considerable offensive upside as a puck-carrying demon with the ability to produce lots of points. The Red Wings didn't see that last season though, and his tendency to turn over the puck was perfectly described by Henrik Zetterberg, who joked that Smith creates offense for both sides. Smith accumulated 19 points in 71 games last season, but will have to produce more if he envisions himself making big bucks on a long term basis in Detroit. Aug 31 - 1:48 PM

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Brendan and Reilly Smith will be on opposing sides in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brendan plays on Detroit's top defense pairing and Reilly skates on Boston's second line, so the two of them are sure to cross paths in the series. They have faced each other before during the regular season, but there's a lot more on the line now.
Apr 16 - 9:39 AM

Brendan Smith generated a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

He went pointless in his previous six matches. Smith hasn't enjoyed much success offensively this season with four goals and 17 points in 59 games. The goal was also his first on the power play in his brief career.
Mar 23 - 7:20 AM

Brendan Smith will return to the back end Thursday night versus Pittsburgh.

He lined up as a forward in Tuesday's win over Toronto, but in that contest the Red Wings lost Jonathan Ericsson for the rest of the season due to a fractured finger. Smith has three goals and 15 points in 57 games this year.
Mar 20 - 12:18 PM

Defenseman Brendan Smith will serve as a left winger on Tuesday.

Detroit has been hit hard by injuries all season and at this point they have to resort to creative tactics. Smith has 15 points and 52 penalty minutes in 56 games this season. He hasn't served as a forward since he was about 16 and playing in AAA.
Mar 18 - 12:37 PM

Brendan Smith appears to be fine and should be ready to play Sunday in Ottawa.

He seemed to injure himself late in the third period against the Islanders Friday night but apparently just had the wind knocked out of him. Keep Smith active if you need him.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 09:41:00 AM

Brendan Smith (shoulder) will return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday.

Smith missed six games due to his injury. The Red Wings plan to dress seven defensemen against the Nashville Predators.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Look for the Red Wings to activate Brendan Smith (shoulder) from injured reserve prior to Tuesday's game versus Nashville.

He's expected to be one of seven defensemen that Detroit will dress on Tuesday night because coach Mike Babcock figures he'll have only 11 forwards in the lineup.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 06:27:00 PM

Brendan Smith (shoulder) might be ready to return on Tuesday.

He has missed the last six games because of a shoulder injury. We'll keep you posted on his status even though it's been a tough start to the 2013-14 campaign for the 24-year-old blueliner.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Brendan Smith (shoulder) isn't expected to return this week.

He has been sidelined since Nov. 2 because of a shoulder injury. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Brendan Smith (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.

He logged just over 15 minutes of ice time and picked up 11 penalty minutes in Saturday's 5-0 win over Edmonton. Smith has one assist and a minus-7 rating in 11 games this season, but he still has potential to be a good all-around defender.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Brendan Smith had a minus-three rating in his return to the Red Wings' lineup.

Smith spent four straight games as a healthy scratch, but the Red Wings needed to make a change after Niklas Kronwall suffered a concussion. He's got enough offensive upside to make him interesting, but we can't recommend holding onto Smith in standard leagues at this time.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Brendan Smith will get back into Detroit's lineup Saturday because of Niklas Kronwall is out with a concussion.

He has been a healthy scratch for the last four games. Smith will be paired with Kyle Quincey against Phoenix.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 05:03:00 PM

Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch again Monday afternoon.

He has been scratched for Detroit's last two games and the team has won them both, so it's unclear if he'll suit up Tuesday against Columbus. Forwards Tomas Tatar and Mikael Samuelsson have also been healthy scratches for the team's past two contests.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Brendan Smith was caught off guard by the Detroit Red Wings' decision to scratch him on Saturday.

"I'm just not in the plans today, I guess. They didn't say anything," Smith said on Saturday. He has no points and a minus-four rating in four games, but he doesn't think those goals against him were due to a breakdown on his part.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Drew Miller
5Daniel Cleary
6Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson