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Devante Smith-Pelly | Winger | #25

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/14/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (42) / ANA
Contract: view contract details

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The Washington Capitals will sit Devante Smith-Pelly today against the San Jose Sharks.
Joining Smith-Pelly as a scratch will be Christian Djoos, Alex Chiasson and Madison Bowey. Mar 10 - 3:39 PM

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Devante Smith-Pelly was forced to listen to racial slurs while in the penalty box Saturday against the Blackhawks in Chicago.

The so-called fans were thrown out of the arena but they should be banned for life and forced to face criminal charges. "There’s absolutely no place in the game of hockey or our country for racism," Washington coach Barry Trotz said. "I think it’s disgusting, and there’s no place for it. ...It just shows ignorance." Smith-Pelly will comment on the situation Sunday. He has seven goals and 16 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 18 - 10:38 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Florida.

Alex Chiasson will be taking his spot in the lineup. Smith-Pelly has six goals and seven assists in 45 games this season. Taylor Chorney will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 25 - 7:22 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

It's the first time that Smith-Pelly will serve as a healthy scratch in 2018. The Capitals forward has six goals and seven assists in 44 games this season. Defenseman Taylor Chorney will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 19 - 7:12 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will line up alongside Alexander Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Saturday night against New Jersey.

It is likely that Smith-Pelly's opportunity on the Caps' first line will be a short one given his modest scoring ability (11 points in 37 games). That said, if you are looking for a short-term boost and have the roster flexibility then you could consider adding Smith-Pelly for Saturday night's contest.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

It's the first time he's served as a healthy scratch this season. Smith-Pelly has five goals and six assists in 34 games this season. Taylor Chorney will also watch the game from the press box. Neither player will carry any fantasy value going forward.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 08:11:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly recorded an assist in Washington's 4-2 win over the Rangers Friday night.

Smith-Pelly has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four contests. He's up to four goals and 10 points in 30 contests this season. His single season career-high in points in 25 and he might finish around there in 2017-18.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 06:01:00 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly scored once on Saturday.

Smith-Pelly was boosted to the top line in Washington, alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin and he did not disappoint with a goal and some tough play. It was Smith-Pelly's first of the season and he has four points in 11 games. He is a must-start in DFS Sunday.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 09:47:00 AM

The Washington Capitals have promoted Devante Smith-Pelly to the top line.

Smith-Pelly is slated to start Saturday's game against Edmonton alongside Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin. Changes were expected after the Capitals lost on Thursday night to the Vancouver Canucks. Smith-Pelly could be worth picking up in fantasy if he clicks alongside the two Russian forwards. Pay close attention to this situation.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 01:56:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 exhibition victory versus St. Louis.

Smith-Pelly notched two goals and two assists in five preseason outings. He certainly made a strong case for himself to have a roster spot going into the 2017-18 campaign. DSP only had nine points in 53 contests with New Jersey last year.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:07:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly was dealing with a nagging knee injury for the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign.

That might explain why Smith-Pelly struggled in 2016-17 with four goals, nine points, and a minus-19 rating in 53 games. The Devils decided to buy him out over the summer, but Washington inked him to a one-year, two-way contract. He might be a decent bottom-six forward this season, but he isn't likely to be a significant offensive factor.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:05:00 PM

The Washington Capitals are betting on the idea that Devante Smith-Pelly can bounce back.

Smith-Pelly had a lot of upside at one point, but the 25-year-old hasn't developed as hoped and ended up with just four goals and nine points in 53 games with New Jersey las season. The Devils decided to buy out the final season of his two-year, $2.6 million contract, which led to Washington signing him to a two-way contract. "I think there's some untapped potential," Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said to reporters in a conference call Monday. "I think maybe conditioning played a factor in some of it. I think we're going to work with him to see if we can get a little bit of that back and create a player that we can use." It's an awfully low-risk gamble for Washington and one that might pay off nicely.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 05:23:00 AM

Devante Smith-Pelly has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Washington Capitals.

Smith-Pelly will come with a $650,000 contract if he plays with Washington or $300,000 at the AHL level. This signing comes after the Devils bought out the second season of his two-year, $2.6 million deal. He had just four goals and nine points in 53 games in 2016-17.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be bought out by the New Jersey Devils.

Smith-Pelly had just four goals and nine points in 53 contests in 2016-17. He would have come with a $1.3 million cap hit in 2017-18 before becoming a free agent.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:27:00 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly (lower body) won't return this week.

That will keep him out of the lineup for the last three games of the regular season for the Devils. Smith-Pelly hasn't resumed skating since getting hurt on Mar. 9.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 02:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley