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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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Updating a previous item, Ben Smith will play in Sunday afternoon's game against Pittsburgh.
It looked like Smith was going to be a healthy scratch for the Hawks, but they decided to sit Daniel Carcillo instead. Neither player has any fantasy value going forward. Feb 15 - 12:31 PM

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Ben Smith scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Columbus.

Smith's third period goal tied the game at two. The 26-year-old has been a solid depth player for the Hawks this season. Smith has three points in his last two games, but has just eight points overall this season.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Ben Smith had a goal and an assist in Chicago's 3-2 victory over Boston Thursday night and Jonathan Toews' spot as first line center for the final period.

Smith collected his two points in the first period, so he was likely rewarded with the prime spot on the top line due to his strong effort on the evening. With three goals and two assists in 29 games, Smith is not a smart fantasy pick-up until Toews' status is updated. The Hawks announced that they kept their captain out for "precautionary reasons" after taking a rough hit from behind from Dennis Seidenberg in the second period.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 09:57:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 06:13:00 PM

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.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 12:55:00 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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:49:00 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.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:30:00 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.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 03:28:00 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.
Sat, May 31, 2014 05:12:00 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.
Mon, May 26, 2014 11:49:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 11:50:00 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.
Fri, May 9, 2014 12:07:00 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
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 09:13:00 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.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 09:28:00 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
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 08:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jonathan Toews
2Brad Richards
3Andrew Shaw
4Marcus Kruger
5Joakim Nordstrom
6Teuvo Teravainen
LW1Patrick Sharp
2Brandon Saad
3Bryan Bickell
4Daniel Carcillo
RW1Patrick Kane
2Marian Hossa
3Kris Versteeg
4Ben Smith
D1Duncan Keith
2Brent Seabrook
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Johnny Oduya
5Michal Rozsival
6David Rundblad
7Tim Erixon
8Kyle Cumiskey
9Kimmo Timonen
G1Corey Crawford
2Scott Darling