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Ben Smith | Winger

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 199
College: Boston College
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Ben Smith wants to contribute more offensively.
He has one goal and one assist in 21 games this season, but coach Joel Quenneville is satisfied with the way Smith is playing. "When you look at guys that, they're doing other things," said Chicago's bench boss. "They've got a big responsibility on the PK, and they're doing the job in that area. That's why it was such a nice year [last season] for him; the production was a bonus on top of that." He posted 14 goals and 26 points in 75 matches in 2013-14. Nov 26 - 6:13 PM

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Ben Smith moved up to Chicago's top line at practice on Thursday.

He skated with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the session. The Blackhawks switched up their combinations after losing Patrick Sharp to injury. Marian Hossa joined Andrew Shaw and Brandon Saad on the second unit, while Marcus Kruger skated between Kris Versteeg and Bryan Bickell on the third line. The fourth consisted of Brad Richards, Peter Regin and Jeremy Morin. Coach Joel Quenneville hasn't been shy about changing his lines, especially this season, so don't expect these to last.
Nov 6 - 12:55 PM

Ben Smith scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.

He gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at the time. Smith has been averaging 14:12 of ice time per contest this season, which has included a key role on Chicago's penalty kill unit.
Oct 24 - 10:49 AM

Ben Smith has inked a two-year extension with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Smith would have become a restricted free agent this summer. The defensive forward had 14 goals and 12 assists in 75 games in 2013-14.
Jun 27 - 10:30 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks plan to enter into contract talks with Ben Smith in the coming weeks.

Smith is scheduled to be a restricted free agent, so there's no urgency. Still, it's fair to assume that he'll get a meaningful raise from his 2013-14 salary of $575,000.
Jun 3 - 3:28 PM

Ben Smith has netted two goals in his past two playoff games.

He has three markers on nine shots in six contests versus Los Angeles during the Western Conference Final. Smith scored a nice bank shot off Jonathan Quick's pad during Game 6 on Friday night.
May 31 - 5:12 PM

Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw received playing time as Chicago's second-line center in Game 3 when the team was trailing in the third period.

Joel Quenneville didn't say who would be skating alongside Patrick Kane on Monday night, but he thought the talented winger looked "dangerous" in the match.
May 26 - 11:49 AM

Ben Smith potted his second goal of the postseason in Game 2's 6-2 loss to Los Angeles.

He ended a six-game pointless drought when he gave the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Los Angeles stormed back with a late goal in the second and five in the third to win the contest. Smith has four points in 14 games this playoffs.
May 22 - 11:50 AM

Ben Smith is projected to get a chance to play alongside Bryan Bickell and Jonathan Toews in Game 4 on Friday.

Smith feels he has to get better and playing alongside Toews can't hurt in that regard. Smith has a goal and three points in nine games.
May 9 - 12:07 PM

Ben Smith scored with just 3.9 seconds left in regulation to hand Chicago a 4-3 victory over Columbus on Friday.

It was Smith's second marker in as many games. He now has 12 goals and 24 points in 71 contests in 2013-14.
Source: CSN Chicago
Apr 5 - 9:13 AM

Ben Smith tallied his 11th goal of the season in Thursday's shootout win over Minnesota.

He finished the match with 18:08 of ice time and he was stopped on his shootout attempt. Smith has skated in a personal high 70 games this year with Chicago and he's earned 23 points.
Apr 4 - 9:28 AM

Ben Smith had a goal and an assist in a 4-1 win against Detroit on Sunday.

After getting some brief stints in the NHL prior to this season, Smith has firmly established himself in the league in 2013-14. The 25-year-old doesn't have any fantasy value though in standard leagues, given his nine goals and 21 points in 61 games this season.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 17 - 8:52 AM

Ben Smith has been getting power-play time with the Blackhawks because of Marian Hossa's upper-body injury.

"It's an opportunity that I've been hoping would come my way and I'm fortunate that it's happening — it's my turn to take advantage of it," said Smith, who normally skates on the fourth line. "With Hossa out there's some valuable ice time out there and I'm just trying to take it." He's been tasked with being Chicago's net-front presence on the man advantage. Smith has 19 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 13 - 11:13 AM

Ben Smith potted his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Colorado.

He has two points in his past three games to give him a total of 19 on the year. Smith had gone seven straight matches without finding the back of the net before Tuesday night.
Mar 5 - 9:28 AM

Ben Smith had a goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Calgary Flames.

He has seven markers and 16 points in 48 games this year. Smith has been averaging 11:45 of ice time per match in his first full NHL campaign.
Jan 29 - 9:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
5Jeremy Morin
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Adam Clendening
8Trevor van Riemsdyk
G1Corey Crawford
2Antti Raanta