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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
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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. Oct 1 - 6:07 PM

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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.
Sep 17 - 1:05 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.
Jul 9 - 5:23 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.
Jul 3 - 8:29 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.
Jun 30 - 12:27 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.
Apr 5 - 2:21 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly (lower body) is listed as week-to-week, according to Devils coach John Hynes.

Smith-Pelly has already missed two games due to the ailment. There's only about three weeks left in the regular season, so if he's week-to-week then it seems fair to wonder if he'll return before the end of the campaign.
Mar 16 - 12:41 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will miss Saturday's match with the Coyotes due to a lower body injury.

Through 53 games thus far he has nine points to go along with 94 hits and an average of 13:30 per night.
Mar 11 - 6:27 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will return to the lineup after being scratched for six games on Saturday against the Islanders.

He's slotted to skate to the right of Miles Wood and Joseph Blandisi on the team's fourth line.Through 43 games he has just seven points and 72 hits to his credit,
Feb 18 - 5:26 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Devils.

Smith-Pelly's rough season continues. Through 43 games he has just seven points and 72 hits to his credit, so we'd leave him on the waiver wire.
Feb 16 - 5:45 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly and Kyle Quincey (upper body) will be scratched from Sunday's match with the Sharks.

Through 43 games this season Smith-Pelly has posted just seven points to go along with 72 hits. He was originally brought over with the hopes he could find his scoring touch, but this has turned out to be his worst season yet.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 12 - 12:28 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

This will be Smith-Pelly's third straight game as a healthy scratch. He has two goals and seven points in 43 games this season. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Feb 6 - 6:43 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Smith-Pelly was solid when he first came over in a trade with Montreal last season, but he's struggled badly in 2016-17. This will be his second straight game in the press box. He has two goals and five assists in 41 games. Seth Helgeson will also be scratched in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 24 - 7:05 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly will be scratched against the Flyers on Saturday.

The rugged winger has posted seven points along with 70 hits, while averaging 13:25 of ice time per game.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 21 - 7:02 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly ended a 16-game point drought Friday.

He picked up an assist in New Jersey's 4-2 loss to Toronto. Smith-Pelly has registered just two goals and seven points in 34 games this season after he had eight markers and 13 points in 18 matches with the Devils last year.
Jan 7 - 9:03 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Tyler Graovac
4Jakub Vrana
5Nathan Walker
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Devante Smith-Pelly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Taylor Chorney
6Christian Djoos
7Madison Bowey
8Aaron Ness
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer