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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 scored the Nashville Predators' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Smith now has points in three straight games for the Preds after Saturday night's loss. The winger scored a goal, posted an even rating and four shots on goal in 15:43 of ice-time. Smith now has 17 goals and 33 points in 56 games this season. Feb 17 - 11:45 PM

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Craig Smith is on a three-game point streak.

Smith reached that mark by registering an assist in the Predators' 5-2 win over the Rangers. He has 16 goals and 29 points in 49 contests in 2017-18. He's already matched his 2016-17 point total.
Feb 4 - 4:58 AM

Craig Smith scored his 15th goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Edmonton.

Smith opened the scoring with a power-play tally in the first period. The three-time 20-goal scorer is on pace for his first 30-goal campaign, but he still has plenty of work to do before he can join that club. In the meantime, Smith has 25 points through 41 matches.
Jan 10 - 11:14 AM

Craig Smith posted his 13th goal of the season on Wednesday night.

Smith opened the scoring in a 2-1 win over St. Louis. He already has more goals in 2017-18 through 35 appearances than he produced in 78 games last season. Smith has a 14.1 shooting percentage this season, which is much higher than his career average of 9.5. He is currently on pace to hit the 30-goal plateau for the first time.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Craig Smith (lower body) returned to action on Saturday.

Smith played 15:33 Saturday with four shots on goal and a minus-one rating. He has 22 points in 34 games after he missed one with the lower body injury. Get him back in your lineup if you normally would.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 01:47:00 AM

Craig Smith who missed Thursday's game is currently warming up ahead of tonight's game against the Dallas Stars.

It's great news for Nashville if he is able to suit up tonight. The trio of Smith, Turris and Fiala have been nearly unstoppable since they were put together. Smith has 22 points in 33 games so far this season and could be considered probably to suit up tonight. Check back here prior to puck drop for a final confirmation.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Craig Smith (lower body) won't be in the lineup against Carolina on Thursday.

This is a big loss for the Preds, as Smith has been productive of late. He has 12 goals and 10 assists in 33 games this season.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 07:33:00 PM

Craig Smith may not be available to play Thursday night.

It's unclear what is ailing the Predators forward at this time, but we may know more closer to puck drop. Smith has been productive alongside Kyle Turris and Kevin Fiala on the team's second line.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 06:54:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:03:00 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 11:21:00 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.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:07:00 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.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:46:00 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.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 11:00:00 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 11:33:00 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.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 03:41:00 PM

Depth Charts

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