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Craig Smith | Winger | #15

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
College: University of Wisconsin
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (98) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Craig Smith posted a goal, two assists and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 7-1 road victory against the Canucks.
There's something about seeing that orca whale that fires up Smith. He has two goals, two power-play assists and five points with 10 shots on goal in two games against Vancouver this season. Smith will get one more crack at the Canucks this season when the Predators return to the Pacific Northwest on March 2. Dec 14 - 2:03 AM

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Craig Smith scored two goals and an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins.

Smith's first-period goals gave the Preds a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission. The Preds forward also helped set up Kevin Fiala's tally early in the second frame (the goal gave Nashville a 4-0 lead at the time). Smith finished the game with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 14:51 of ice time. He's been ripping it up of late, as he has five points in his last three games and 12 points in his last 12 contests. Smith has 11 goals and 17 points in 27 games overall.
Dec 4 - 11:21 PM

Craig Smith scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

Smith has been on a bit of a roll of late, as he's picked up nine points in his last 10 contests. The Predators forward is now up to nine goals (on pace to score 30) and 14 points in 25 games this season.
Nov 30 - 11:07 PM

Craig Smith scored his eighth goal of the season Sunday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina.

Smith only had 12 goals in 78 games last year, but he is currently on pace to record a personal best 28 goals in 2017-18. He has topped the 20-goal mark three times before in his career.
Nov 27 - 11:46 AM

Craig Smith picked up a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Varlamov left a juicy rebound off a P.K. Subban blast from the point and Craig Smith was in the perfect spot to bury his seventh goal of the season. After a slow start to the season, Smith has now picked up eight points in his last 10 games. The 28-year-old forward has a total of 10 points in 19 games and is definitely worth picking up off the waiver wire considering he is on the first power play unit and is currently playing on a line with Kyle Turris and Kevin Fiala.
Nov 18 - 11:00 PM

Craig Smith scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

Smith's goal was the 100th of his career, and it came on the power play after he unloaded a wicked wrister passed Crawford. Smith now has two goals and three points this season in 10 games. He should not be owned in any format.
Oct 27 - 11:33 PM

Craig Smith had a high-ankle sprain in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Smith skated in just 10 games during Nashville's postseason run and he contributed three points. He scored one goal despite recording 21 shots on target.
Jun 14 - 3:41 PM

Craig Smith has accounted for two of his three points in the playoffs in the last two games.

He earned an assist in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night after he scored his first goal of the postseason on Saturday. Smith has been limited to just eight appearances during Nashville's playoff run because of injuries.
Jun 6 - 5:41 PM

Craig Smith scored his first of the playoffs on Saturday.

Smith missed over three weeks of action in May with a lower body injury and returned to the lineup for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final after being out for all of Round 3 against Anaheim as well as plenty of earlier action. He has two points in seven games thus far after his unassisted effort Saturday.
Jun 4 - 7:46 AM

Craig Smith logged just 11:21 of ice time in his return to the lineup on Monday night.

Smith was playing in his first game since May 7 because of a lower-body injury. He has registered one assist in five playoff matches this year.
May 30 - 10:40 AM

Craig Smith could play alongside Calle Jarnkrok and Colin Wilson on Monday night versus Pittsburgh.

He joined that combination for Sunday's practice. Smith appears to be on track to return from a lower-body injury and play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. He has been sidelined since Game 1 of Round 2 against St. Louis.
May 29 - 11:42 AM

Craig Smith (lower body) is expected to be able to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, according to Predators coach Peter Laviolette.

Predators GM David Poile also recently expressed optimism about Smith's availability. Smith has an assist in four playoff games this year. He last played on May 7.
May 28 - 2:45 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) might be ready to play Monday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Predators GM David Poile is optimistic that Smith will be OK to play. He hasn't been in the lineup since May 7 because of a lower-body injury.
May 24 - 6:21 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) will miss Game 6 Monday night.

Smith last played on May 7. He has an assist in four postseason games.
May 22 - 8:07 PM

Craig Smith (undisclosed) won't suit up in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday night.

Smith has been skating, but he's still not ready to return to the lineup. He's played in just one of Nashville's last 10 playoff games. Smith remains day-to-day.
May 18 - 7:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Kevin Fiala
3Scott Hartnell
4Cody McLeod
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Miikka Salomaki
5Pontus Aberg
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Matt Irwin
5Alexei Emelin
6Yannick Weber
7Anthony Bitetto
8Ryan Ellis
G1Pekka Rinne
2Juuse Saros