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Devante Smith-Pelly | Winger

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/14/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
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The Anaheim Ducks signed forward Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
The second-rounder (42nd overall in 2010) scored two goals and 10 points in 19 games with shaky possession numbers. It's difficult to imagine him making a big fantasy impact next season, but it wouldn't be surprising if he beat his career-high games played of 49 back in 2011-12. At 22, there's plenty of room to improve. Sep 16 - 4:08 PM

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The Anaheim Ducks and Devante Smith-Pelly have made "a little bit" of progress since resuming contract negotiations last week.

Smith-Pelly is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had two goals and 10 points in 19 games in 2013-14. He was a good bet to make the Ducks' opening game roster, but if he holds out much longer, that might change.
Sep 16 - 9:39 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly has yet to sign a contract.

The agent for the restricted free agent and the Ducks finally chatted about a new contract on Thursday but nothing was resolved. Smith-Pelly has nine goals in 75 career NHL games so his bargaining power is negligible but did score five times in 12 playoff games with Anaheim last season. Smith-Pelly has a shot at the first line this season alongside Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, a spot that he filled nicely at the end of the 2013-14 season but could also drop to a role as a bottom six forward so signing a deal and getting into camp is a necessity.
Sep 13 - 5:20 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly seems poised to stick around with the Ducks this season after spending most of the past two seasons in the minors.

The 22 year-old power forward is a fast, physical winger who has a keen ability to score, as proven by the five playoff goals he scored in 12 games last season. Smith-Pelly spent 49 games in the NHL in 2011-12, but toiled in the AHL for 110 games over the past two years, racking up 75 points. Since his NHL contract kicked in right away in 2011, the Ducks need to give the six-foot, 222 pounder a new contract this season. The Scarborough, Ont. native's fantasy value could skyrocket this season if he establishes a spot next to Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf like he did late last year. Smith-Pelly might also be used on a depth energy line, so his point production will depend on where Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau likes to play him.
Aug 30 - 10:12 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly is still waiting for a new contract, but one doesn't appear to imminent.

His camp has spoken periodically over the summer with the Ducks and two sides are still negotiating. Smith-Pelly is coming off his entry-level deal and he's produced 23 points, including nine goals, in 75 career games. He led Anaheim with five goals in 12 contests during the playoffs.
Aug 15 - 3:05 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly, 21, had one of the better games of his young career with two goals in Anaheim's 4-3 win over Los Angeles in Game 5 of their second round playoff series on Monday night.

Smith-Pelly began a stretch of three goals in 7:12 in the second period when he redirected Mathieu Perreault's shot home after Teemu Selanne's nifty feed on the power play at 1:11. Smith-Pelly scored again on a breakaway at 2:34 and Jakob Silfverberg later followed with a rebound conversion at 8:23 to make it 4-1. Smith-Pelly's five playoff goals lead the team and are tied for fifth in the NHL. Nick Bonino also scored in the victory.
May 13 - 3:39 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly scored his third goal of the playoffs on Saturday.

Smith-Pelly's goal opened the scoring and was the game winner as the Ducks shutout the Kings 2-0 to even the series at two games apiece. Smith-Pelly has moved up to the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and that is the prime assignment with the Ducks if not the entire NHL. "There's a little pressure, yeah," Smith-Pelly said after Game 4. "Those guys are both world-class players. If I try to play like them, it isn't going to work. I just have to stay true to myself and my game." Smith-Pelly's game according to him is to "bang bodies and go the net." He did it very well on Saturday.
May 11 - 6:47 AM

Coach Bruce Boudreau was impressed with the play of Devante Smith-Pelly in Game 1 Saturday.

Smith-Pelly scored twice in Game 6 of the opening round and his fine play continued against the Kings on Saturday. "Devo's played well since he got here, both physically and offensively, and now killing penalties," Boudreau said. "I think he's engaged with the team, and he's playing like he was when he was an 18-year-old and made the team." Look for Smith-Pelly to be back in the Ducks lineup for Game 2 as he provides a physical force and the Kings are a physical team.
May 5 - 7:07 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly scored twice including the tying goal with 24 seconds left in the third period to help the Ducks to a 5-4 overtime win over Dallas Sunday.

The win enabled the Ducks to win the best-of-seven series in six games. It was Smith-Pelly's first two goals of the playoffs. His first goal came on the power play while his tying goal came as the Ducks pulled goaltender Jonas Hiller for the extra attacker. Smith-Pelly was recalled from the minors three weeks ago and Ducks fans are now thrilled that he was.
Apr 28 - 6:47 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly is expected to start Friday's game on the Ducks' top line.

It wouldn't be surprising if other wingers end up getting shifts with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The Ducks were forced to make an adjustment because Matt Beleskey is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Apr 18 - 2:23 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly scored his second goal of the season on Saturday.

Smith-Pelly also scored the only goal of the shootout for the win. He spent most of the season in the minors where he had 27 goals and 43 points in 55 games. He had a Hampus Lindholm shot go off his skate and into the net for his first marker since October 31 in the NHL. "It's nice to contribute, whether it's on the scoresheet or not," Smith-Pelly said. "I just try to come in and help the team. Just make sure I'm ready every night." Look for the 42nd overall pick in the 2010 Draft to have a great chance to make the Ducks next season.
Apr 13 - 5:57 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Devante Smith-Pelly from the minors.

Smith-Pelly was sent to Norfolk on November 27 after he posted a goal and eight points with the Ducks. Smith-Pelly, who was selected 42nd overall in the 2010 Draft, had 27 goals and 43 points in 55 games with Norfolk. He has some offensive upside but needs to play as a top-six forward and on the power play to be fantasy-worthy.
Apr 6 - 6:14 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have demoted Devante Smith-Pelly.

Smith-Pelly has a goal and eight points in 16 games with Anaheim. He also has a pair of goals in six AHL contests this season.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly recorded an assist in Anaheim's 3-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday.

Smith-Pelly has been fairly consistent since he made his season debut on Oct. 24. He hasn't been held off the scoresheet in back-to-back games so far. That's led him to record eight points in 11 games.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 09:02:00 AM

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was very impressed with Devante Smith-Pelly's play against the Bruins on Thursday.

In his fifth game of the year, he had a goal and an assist and was a plus-two. He was also moved to the second line with Dustin Penner and Mathieu Perreault. "It was the best game I’ve seen him play," Boudreau said. "I thought it was coming the game before (against Philadelphia). That’s why I moved him to the second line and I thought he did a really good job with Dustin and Matty." His place in the lineup, however, might depend on the health of some of his teammates, but performances like this will surely help improve his chances for ice time.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Emerson Etem
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
6Nick Ritchie
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Bryan Allen
6Sami Vatanen
7Clayton Stoner
8Mark Fistric
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jason LaBarbera
3John Gibson