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Jeremy Smith, G

Catches: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 180

Born: 1989-04-13

Hometown: Dearborn, MI

Drafted: 2007 by Nashville Predators, 54th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

April 2014 – Columbus has recently recalled Smith as insurance for the NHL playoffs. It’s a bittersweet recall as the Springfield has been one of the leagues dominate teams heading into the post season, Smith has basically been told they won’t need his services as recently contracted Anton Forsberg and vet Mike McKenna have pushed him from the crease. Smith had a tough season himself, but still has a winning record, his NHL outlook takes a small hit. He is still a serviceable option for an organization (much like Jeff Zatkoff or Carter Hutton), but it won’t likely be Columbus with: Oscar Dansk, Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo coming through looking for the blue ice to play in. Jason Banks

 

December 2012 – Late last season it looked like Smith was destined to be the goalie sitting on the Nashville bench who would tell Pekka Rinne how well he played every night, after a badly kept secret was going around that Anders Lindback would be moving on. Instead the organization felt that having Smith stay in the AHL was a better idea and subsequently signed Chris Mason to ride pine. Nashville has an excellent development system for goalies and with the lockout happening, this seems to be have been another great decision to have Smith’s offseason mindset on leading the Admirals again, rather than possibly being stagnate on the Preds’ bench. Smith has struggled early to replicate last season’s excellent numbers, but four consecutive December appearances have resulted in a trifecta of wins in three starts with an excellent 19 save relief of Magnus Hellberg. Milwaukee operates much like their parent Nashville in that they like to have goalies be work horses rather than split crease time. Smith saw 53 starts last year and is currently on pace to see 52 this season. At 23 years old, he is still growing mass to his frame which is a little undersized for many of today’s net prospects. He is rather solid, but does not have a high ceiling. Jason Banks

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

 

Makes an experienced, yet still youthful, 3rd string, insurance option for organizations while being capable of posting respectable numbers when called upon.

 

Footage:

 

Jeremy Smith with an excellent emergency glove save last season.

 

 

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