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Craig Smith | Winger

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
College: University of Wisconsin
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Craig Smith tallied his 20th goal in Thursday's loss to Minnesota.
Smith has been red hot of late with six goals and eight points in his last seven outings. There's a good chance he'll surpass the 24 goals he scored last season, but he's unlikely to reach the 50-point mark like he did in 2013-14. Feb 27 - 11:42 AM

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Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith extended his point streak to four games, but the Philadelphia Flyers ended up winning Saturday's game 3-2 (SO).

Smith scored his 18th goal and 33rd point of 2014-15 this afternoon. He now has four goals and two assists for six points during this run of four contests.
Feb 21 - 4:03 PM

Craig Smith registered a pair of goals Tuesday as the Predators upended San Jose by a score of 5-1.

Smith has now scored 17 goals for the season, making him a virtual lock for his second straight 20-goal campaign provided he can remain healthy. Shea Weber, James Neal and Paul Gaustad also scored for Nashville in the win.
Feb 17 - 11:48 PM

Craig Smith had two points in the Predators’ 3-1 win over the Devils on Saturday night.

Smith scored in the third period and assisted on Matt Cullen’s first-period goal. These were Smith’s first points since Jan. 29, which consisted of nine games. While there is some ability here, Smith is not yet worth owning in fantasy leagues as he has just 15 goals and 29 points. Cullen also picked up a helper. Colin Wilson scored the other goal and had seven shots on net.
Feb 14 - 10:52 PM

Craig Smith was the overtime hero for Nashville on Tuesday as the Predators topped the Avalanche by a score of 4-3.

The goal is the 14th of the season for Smith, who recorded four shots on goal and added a plus-2 rating in the victory. Filip Forsberg, Colin Wilson and Roman Josi all scored for Nashville in the win while Mike Ribeiro handed out three assists.
Jan 28 - 1:14 AM

Craig Smith could stick on the top line even though James Neal is back from his illness.

"I think we constantly look at things. With James sick, it was an easy move for us," coach Peter Laviolette said of Smith. "Certainly he looks good up there. He's got a lot of confidence right now, and he's getting his stick on the puck in scoring areas. That's good to see that he's able to contribute like that." He has registered three goals and one assist in his past two games, while skating alongside Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:45:00 AM

Craig Smith scored twice Monday night to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 rout of the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

Smith now has 10 goals on the season. Colin Wilson contributed a two-point night for the Preds, as well, with his seventh goal of the season and his eighth assist. Victor Bartley had a two-assist night and now has five. The Preds' other goals were scored by Seth Jones, his first of the season, and Mike Fisher, his third. The Preds coasted in this one, opening up a 5-0 lead in the third period. They scored three goals in a 2:14 span in the third.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Craig Smith recorded a goal and an assist for Nashville as part of Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Kings.

The blazing-fast winger has now amassed seven goals and 13 points in 21 contests, putting him on pace to improve slightly on last year's total of 52 points. Ryan Ellis and Eric Nystrom also scored for the Predators in the victory.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Craig Smith is scoring goals in bunches at the moment.

He has scored three goals in his last two games and has been dangerous on the ice skating on a line with Matt Cullen and Derek Roy. If Smith is a free agent in your pool you may consider picking him up while he is hot.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Craig Smith scored two goals in Nashville’s 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Smith opened the scoring in the second period, and also scored Nashville’s fourth goal. Smith now has three goals and five points in nine games this season. The 25-year-old may be one of the most underrated players in the NHL. He quietly put up 24 goals and 52 points last season. Shea Weber and Taylor Beck had the other goals for the Predators.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 12:42:00 AM

Expectations will be high in the coming season for forward Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators.

Smith is one of the fastest skaters in the NHL and scouts throughout the league have expected high numbers from him in the past couple of years. Last season, he was solid with 24 goals for the Preds and 52 points in 79 games. In the coming season, though, his statistics could get a jolt with new head coach Peter Laviolette, who is promising to implement a fast-paced, wide-open offensive system. "He's a pretty high-octane, high-powered offensive coach," Smith said. "He wants to outscore the other team versus trying to win 1-0, so I like that type of run-and-gun style."
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Craig Smith registered an assist in the U.S.'s 6-1 win over Belarus at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

Smith had a very solid 2013-2014 campaign with 24 goals and 52 points in 79 games. We think he is a player on the upswing. Don't forget about him on draft day.
Sat, May 10, 2014 12:37:00 PM

Forward Craig Smith completed his regular season on fire, scoring two goals and adding two assists in the Nashville Predators' 7-3 rout of the Wild in Minnesota Sunday night.

Smith ended his season on a four-game point streak and set career highs for the season with 24 goals, 28 assists and 52 points in 79 games. Center Calle Jankrok also had a productive night for the Preds in Minnesota, scoring a goal (his second of the season) and picking up two assists. Other scorers for Nashville were Rich Clune (third), Ryan Ellis (sixth) and Roman Josi (13th). The Preds are out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season but they dazzled their fans in their final two games, scoring 14 times. They won 7-5 over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks at home Saturday night.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Craig Smith scored a goal and registered an assist in a 7-5 win on Saturday.

Smith is on a three-game point streak. He has set new career-highs with 22 goals and 48 points in 78 games.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:59:00 AM

Craig Smith potted the winning goal in Thursday's 2-0 win over Phoenix.

His 21st goal of the season ties him with Patric Hornqvist, who had Nashville's other goal in the victory, and defenseman Shea Weber for the team lead. Smith has 46 points in 77 games this year.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
RW1James Neal
2Filip Forsberg
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton