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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 got his second goal of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday night in Game 4 against Colorado.
Smith gave the Predators a 3-0 lead after he stepped out of the penalty box, where he was serving a penalty for teammate Ryan Hartman. His marker held up as the game winner after the Avalanche's comeback attempt fell a bit short. Apr 19 - 10:12 AM

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Craig Smith scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 win against Washington.

Smith's second marker of the contest gave him a career-high 25 goals on the year. He scored just 12 times last season. Smith has had a great bounce back campaign and he has reached the 50-point plateau for the second time in his NHL career.
Apr 6 - 11:37 AM

Craig Smith extended his point streak to three straight games on Sunday.

Smith scored a goal in a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay. He has two goals and two assists during that span. Smith has 23 markers and 48 points through 76 contests.
Apr 2 - 11:03 AM

Craig Smith contributed two assists in a 3-2 win over Arizona on Thursday night.

Smith set up goals by Ryan Ellis and Kyle Turris in the match. He has generated 42 points in 67 games this campaign after he only had 29 points over 78 appearances last year.
Mar 16 - 11:11 AM

Craig Smith is projected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Smith took part in line rushes alongside Kevin Fiala and Mike Fisher at the team's morning skate. He has sat out the last two games for maintenance.
Mar 6 - 3:53 PM

Craig Smith (maintenance) won't play again on Sunday afternoon.

Smith was not on the ice for the Predators' pregame warmup. He also did not play Friday against Vancouver after he logged just 13:32 of ice time versus Edmonton on Mar. 1. An injury has not been listed as the reason for his absence at this time.
Mar 4 - 2:57 PM

Craig Smith scored twice in Nashville's 6-5 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night.

Smith got his 20th goal of the season to begin Nashville's third-period comeback win. He has accounted for four goals and five assists during a career-high eight-game point streak.
Feb 28 - 11:33 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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