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Ben Smith | Winger | #20

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (169) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Ben Smith remains on the San Jose Sharks' active roster.

Smith successfully cleared waivers Thursday afternoon, giving the Sharks the option of sending him to the minors. For now it seems that San Jose is content to just have that added roster flexibility, although it wouldn't be surprising if the Sharks to demote him in the near future.
Jan 22 - 11:15 AM

Ben Smith went unclaimed on waivers.

Smith has only played in six games with San Jose this season. The 27-year-old has 25 goals and 44 points in 181 career contests.
Jan 21 - 12:17 PM

Ben Smith has been placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks.

Smith has only played in six games with the San Jose Sharks this season. He has missed time due to a concussion, but he's also been listed as a healthy scratch on several occasions since returning.
Jan 20 - 12:21 PM

Ben Smith and Matt Tennyson will both be scratched from Saturday's match with Dallas.

Unfortunately, neither player boasts much fantasy value. Smith has seen just six games so far this season, while Tennyson has but 23 to his credit. Neither with nary a noteworthy piece of production.
Jan 16 - 9:36 PM

Look for Ben Smith to be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Flames.

The 27-year-old has suited up in just six games this season. Matt Tennyson is also expected to join him in press row. Neither player is worth picking up in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 11 - 8:29 PM

Ben Smith and Mike Brown will be scratched when the Philadelphia Flyers visit the San Jose Sharks.

This will make consecutive games for the former Blackhawk, who played in two games after a long battle with concussion issues and only appeared in six games in 2015-16. Brown has scored once and added a helper in 32 games.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 09:06:00 PM

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