Austin Smith
Austin Smith TXStars.jpg
Born November 7 1988 (1988-11-07) (age 31),
Dallas, TX, USA
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
Liiga team
F. teams
Texas Stars
NHL Draft 128th overall, 2007
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2012–present

Austin Smith (born November 7, 1988) is an American ice hockey player currently playing for Ässät in the Finnish Liiga. He was selected by the Dallas Stars in the 5th round (128th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

A graduate of Colgate University, Smith played with the Colgate Raiders in the a NCAA Men's Division I ECAC Hockey conference.[2] In his senior year, Smith's outstanding play was recognized when he was recognized as ECAC Hockey's most valuable player and was selected to the 2011–12 ECAC Hockey First Team, as well as a Hobey Baker finalist and First Team All-American.[3]

After a successful loan period with Ässät during the latter half of the 2013–14 season, as an impending free agent with the Dallas Stars, Smith opted to remain with Pori in signing a one-year contract for the following season on January 22, 2014.[4]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year 2011–12 [5]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2011–12 [3]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2011–12


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chase Polacek
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Eric Hartzell

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