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Brendan Smith
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Born February 8, 1989 (1989-02-08) (age 30)
Mimico, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 27th overall, 2007
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2010–present

Brendan Smith (born on February 8, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays with the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was a first-round draft pick (27th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was previously a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.

On November 17, 2011, he made his NHL debut against the San Jose Sharks.

Playing CareerEdit

Prior to the 2007 Draft, Brendan was a member of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League's St. Michael's Buzzers.

In 2007, He finished his second season with St. Michael's leading all defensemen in points with 36. He was selected to participate in the CJAHL All-Star Game in 2006.

Brendan played for Canada East at the World Junior A Challenge 2006, helping his team win silver.

He played three seasons for the University of Wisconsin–Madison before signing a three-year entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on May 27, 2010.

On February 27, 2012, Brendan was called up to replace Mike Commodore who had been traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning on the same day.

On March 2, 2012, he scored his first NHL goal against Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild at the Joe Louis Arena.

During the lockout-shortened 2012-13 NHL season, Brendan appeared in 34 games for Detroit.

On May 6, 2013, he scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal during Game 4 of Detroit's Western Conference Quarterfinals Series against the Anaheim Ducks.

On July 16, 2013, the Detroit Red Wings re-signed Brendan to a two year, $2.525 million contract.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Wexford Raiders OPJHL 21 3 3 6 17
2005–06 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 39 5 21 26 55 17 1 5 6 44
2006–07 St. Michael's Buzzers OPJHL 39 12 24 36 90 7 2 7 9 10
2007–08 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 22 2 10 12 26
2008–09 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 31 9 14 23 75
2009–10 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 42 15 37 52 76
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 63 12 20 32 124
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 10 24 34 13
2011–12 Detroit Red Wings NHL 14 1 6 7 13
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 32 5 15 20 49
2012–13 Detroit Red Wings NHL 34 0 8 8 36 14 2 3 5 10
NHL totals 48 1 14 15 49 14 2 3 5 10

Awards & AchievementsEdit

College Hockey Awards

  • West First All-American Team (2010)

Personal LifeEdit

Brendan grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and has two brothers named Rory & Reilly.