|Born||February 8, 1989 (1989-02-08) |
Mimico, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team||Detroit Red Wings|
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2007|
Detroit Red Wings
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
College Hockey Awards
- West First All-American Team (2010)
Brendan grew up in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada and has two brothers named Rory & Reilly.