| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
215 lb (98 kg)
|Teams|| San Jose Sharks|
|Born|| October 24 1977,|
Edmonton, AB, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 219th overall, 1997|
San Jose Sharks
|Pro Career||1998 – 2008|
On July 24, 2006, he was awarded a $700,000 one-year contract through arbitration.
In September 2007, he was invited for a try out at the New York Rangers training camp, however after playing in 2 pre-season games with the club, he was released. Less than a week later, he was signed by the Flames.
Smith was a very speedy player with an energizer's checking style. San Jose had utilized Smith on both the penalty kill and the powerplay. A prime agitator, Smith does not let his relatively small size impede him. He uses his energizing style to create opportunities for his team while taking them away from their opponents with solid hits. His scrappy style also leads him to fight sometimes and he does not shy away from it.
In the 2005–06 NHL season Smith displayed some of his offensive ability by setting a career high in regular season and playoff goals.
Off the iceEdit
Smith is the guitarist and lead singer for the Bay Area band, The Vinyl Trees, featured on Smith's own record label Lunar Records. Smith started Lunar Records during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Smith, who has been playing guitar since age 16, adds color to his music with a variety of other instruments like the Didgeridoo, the Xylophone, and the Donkey Jaw. He is also known for his constantly changing hair styles.
Mark made his debut as a commentator for Comcast Sports Net Bay Area during the 2009 playoffs. Smith and his wife run a clothing store in downtown Campbell, California.
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||42||2||2||4||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||49||3||3||6||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||75||4||11||15||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||36||1||3||4||72||10||1||0||1||11|
|2004–05||Victoria Salmon Kings||ECHL||20||6||9||15||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||80||9||15||24||97||*8||3||0||3||2|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||41||3||10||13||42||3||0||0||0||4|
- Mark Smith's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Mark Smith's biography at Legends of Hockey
- The Vinyl Trees
- Lunar Records
- The Vinyl Trees on Myspace
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