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Brendan Smith | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
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Brendan Smith might find himself playing a bigger role for bench boss Jeff Blashill than he did under former coach Mike Babcock.
In particular, Smith might get regular minutes with the man advantage last season after averaging just 0:13 minutes per contests in 2014-15. "I think Brendan’s best offensive ability is roaming around below the tops of the circles," Blashill said. "If he's a weak-side guy on a power play, going to the net lots, he can retreat pucks because he's quick and he’s strong and he’s competitive. He's got good offensive instincts once he gets below tops of circles. I know at (the university of) Wisconsin he was on his off-side hitting one-timers." Smith had four goals and 13 points in 76 contests last season, but he was a much bigger contributor offensively at the AHL and NCAA levels. Jul 17 - 10:46 AM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2011DET141673130100013.077
2012DET340881360200033.000
2013DET7151419-2681000090.056
2014DET764913-2680200188.045

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek