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Ben Smith | Winger | #18

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (169) / CHI
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Ben Smith will be scratched against the Penguins on Saturday night.
Through nine games Smith has two points with seven hits and nine blocks. Or not very much fantasy value at all. Nov 12 - 6:53 PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have claimed Ben Smith off of waivers.

Smith had no points and a minus-two rating in four games with Colorado. The veteran forward will likely get a fourth line role in Toronto and he's expected to help on the penalty kill.
Oct 24 - 12:36 PM

The Colorado Avalanche waived Ben Smith.

Originally drafted in 2008 in the sixth round by Chicago, Smith has managed just 201 career NHL games. Suffice it to say, he offers little in fantasy.
Oct 23 - 12:32 PM

Ben Smith will be a healthy scratch in Colorado's game against Washington on Tuesday night.

After defeating the Penguins last night, the Avs will make one change to their lineup and it's Smith coming out for veteran Cody McLeod. Defenseman Eric Gelinas is also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 18 - 6:53 PM

Ben Smith is in the running for a roster spot with the Avalanche.

He has been seeing time at center for Colorado during training camp, but can play on the wing as well. Rene Bourque and Gabriel Bourque, who are with the Avs on professional tryouts, are also in the mix for the last forward spots on the team.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 5 - 11:48 AM

Ben Smith scored the game winning goal at the 15:44 minute mark in a 4-2 victory by the Colorado Avalanche over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.

Smith played for four different teams in 2015-16 and is looking for a spot on the Avalanche. Last year, he played 41 games combined with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, and Toronto Marlies. With a NHL career 27 goals to his credit, he managed to secure only two last year with the Leafs. The other goals Wednesday night were scored by Joe Whitney, Francois Beauchemin, and Patrick Wiercloch.
Sep 28 - 11:54 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Ben Smith to a one-year, two-way contract.

He'll earn $675,000 if he sticks in the NHL and $150,000 in the AHL. The 28-year-old spent last season with the San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs. Smith scored two goals and six points in 22 games in 2015-16.He also has some international experience, as he won a bronze medal with Team USA at the World Hockey Championship in 2015. This is more of a depth signing for the Avs. Smith won't have any fantasy value.
Aug 16 - 12:11 PM

Ben Smith went unclaimed on waivers.

Smith has two goals and six points in 22 games with the Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks this season. He also has eight goals and 10 points in 14 AHL contests.
Mar 31 - 2:03 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed Ben Smith on waivers.

Smith went on a three-game point streak from March 21-26, but that evidently wasn't enough to prevent this. He has two goals and six points in 22 contests this season.
Mar 30 - 12:08 PM

Ben Smith has earned a point in three consecutive games.

He has one goal and two assists during that time. Smith has generated five of his six points this season in the last six games. The fourth-liner shouldn't be on your fantasy radar despite his hot play of late.
Mar 28 - 10:43 AM

Ben Smith scored the Leafs' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Boston Saturday night.

It was Smith's second goal in 20 games this season. Colin Greening and Brooks Laich each registered an assist.
Mar 26 - 10:23 PM

Ben Smith scored the game-winning goal and picked up an assist in a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

He has three points in nine games with the Maple Leafs since he was obtained from San Jose in the James Reimer trade.
Mar 16 - 8:19 AM

Ben Smith has been recalled by Toronto.

Smith was acquired by the Leafs in the deal that sent James Reimer to the Sharks. He has picked up 10 points in 14 games with San Jose's AHL affiliate this season.
Feb 29 - 10:12 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Ben Smith from the San Jose Sharks.

Smith and Jeremy Morin (going from Toronto to San Jose) were the minor pieces involved in this trade. The Leafs end up getting Smith, Alex Stalock and a conditional fourth-round draft pick from the Sharks for Morin and James Reimer. Smith has no points and a minus-1 rating in six games this season.
Feb 27 - 2:39 PM

Ben Smith has been assigned to the AHL.

Smith cleared waivers Thursday afternoon, but the Sharks didn't immediately send him to the minors. He has no points in six games with the Sharks this season.
Jan 22 - 1:07 PM

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