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Derek Smith | Defenseman | #36

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200

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The Arizona Coyotes have sent Derek Smith to the minors.
This was no surprise as Smith is on a two-way contract. He played last season with ZSC Lions of the Swiss League after spending the previous season with the Calgary Flames. He is a depth player in the Coyotes organization. Sat, Oct 3, 2015 05:38:00 AM

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Derek Smith has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $575K with Arizona.

Smith had three goals and five points in 25 Swiss league games in 2014-15. He's expected to spend the 2015-16 campaign in the minors.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:43:00 PM

Derek Smith has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the ZSC Lions.

The Lions play in Switzerland's top league. Smith had an assist in 14 games with Calgary last season. He also had seven goals and 24 points in 32 AHL contests.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 11:50:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have sent Derek Smith to the minors.

Smith has an assist in 14 games with Calgary this season. The 29-year-old should be regarded as an organization depth defenseman.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Defenseman Derek Smith, who hasn't suited up for the Calgary Flames since Jan. 7, will return to the lineup tonight against Edmonton.

Smith will take the place of Chris Butler, who will be out with a lower-body injury.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 09:04:00 AM

Derek Smith has been called up by the Calgary Flames.

The Flames are about to kickoff a mini-camp for the remainder of the Olympic break and it looks like Smith will be a part of that. He has an assist in 14 games with the Flames this season.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 07:56:00 AM

The Calgary Flames demoted Derek Smith to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat on Sunday.

Smith, 29, generated a single assist and -10 rating in 14 games played for Calgary, so you can see that this won't have fantasy influence.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Derek Smith has successfully cleared waivers.

Smith was sent to the minors as a result. He has an assist in 11 games this season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:11:00 AM

The Calgary Flames placed defenseman Derek Smith on waivers Sunday.

Smith, 29, has one assist, a -5 rating, two PIM and nine SOG in 11 games played this season. Just an FYI as he doesn't bring fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Derek Smith has been called up by Calgary.

He's slated to make his season debut Saturday night. Smith skated in 22 games with the Flames last season, where he had one assist, 24 blocks and a minus-5 rating.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Derek Smith has been sent to Abbotsford of the AHL by the Calgary Flames.

Smith did not play in a game this season as coach Bob Hartley made him a healthy scratch. He will get in some playing time with Abbotsford and he will likely flip flop between the two cities all season.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 06:43:00 AM

Finally, the Calgary Flames also waived defenseman Derek Smith.

He joins Blair Jones and Ben Street on the team's waived list Sunday. He didn't do much in 22 games last season and struggled with some upper-body injury issues.
Source: TSN
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Derek Smith (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Smith suffered the injury on March 23, and then played on April 1 but has yet to play since. He has no fantasy value with only one assist in 22 games.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Derek Smith suffered an upper body injury in the second period and did not return.

Just an FYI as the defenseman has only two goals and nine points this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 07:04:00 AM

Derek Smith (ankle) returned to action on Thursday February 23.

Smith has been out since December 29 with the ankle injury. He played 19:22 minutes on Thursday including four seconds shorthanded and seven seconds on the power play. Looks like they want to bring him back slowly only on specialty teams. If you are in desperate need of a blueliner, Smith is worth a shot in very deep leagues with two goals and 10 points in 33 games.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 01:51:00 AM

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