Ty Smith
Born (2000-03-24)March 24, 2000,
Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
New Jersey Devils
Spokane Chiefs (WHL)
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2018
New Jersey Devils
Playing career TBD–present

Ty Smith (born March 24, 2000) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman currently playing as the captain of the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League (WHL) while under contract with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL).[1] He was drafted in the first round, 17th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Devils.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Smith was selected first overall by the Spokane Chiefs in the 2015 WHL Bantam Draft.[2] In his rookie season with the Chiefs, Smith was named the team’s Rookie of the Year and Scholastic Player of the Year. The following year, Smith had a breakout season setting a new franchise record for most points in a single game by a defenseman and being named the WHL Scholastic Player of the Year.[3] Smith was also named the Chiefs Defenseman of the Year.[3]

On August 20, 2018, Smith signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils, who had drafted him 17th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[4] Smith attended the Devils training camp but was reassigned to the Chiefs on September 28.[5] On October 24, Smith was named co-captain of the Chiefs alongside Jaret Anderson-Dolan.[6]

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2020 Czech Republic
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2017 Czech Republic/Slovakia

Smith was named the captain of Team Canada at the 2016 Winter Youth Olympics.[7] The following year, he was named an alternate captain for Team Canada at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.[8]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2015–16 Lloydminster Bobcats AMHL 28 9 14 23 10 10 1 8 9 0
2015–16 Spokane Chiefs WHL 2 0 2 2 0
2016–17 Spokane Chiefs WHL 66 5 27 32 22
2017–18 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 14 59 73 30 7 2 5 7 2
2018–19 Spokane Chiefs WHL 57 7 62 69 33 15 1 8 9 6
2019–20 Spokane Chiefs WHL 46 19 40 59 42
WHL totals 236 45 190 235 127 22 3 13 16 8

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2016 Canada Black U17 Silver medal icon.svg 6 2 2 4 2
2017 Canada IH18 Gold medal icon.svg 5 0 3 3 0
2017 Canada U18 5th 5 0 1 1 4
2018 Canada U18 5th 5 0 0 0 4
2019 Canada WJC 6th 5 0 3 3 0
2020 Canada WJC Gold medal icon.svg 7 0 3 3 2
Junior totals 33 2 12 14 12

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

Award Year
AMHL
First All-Star Team 2016
Top Defenseman 2016
Telus Cup Top Defensive Player 2016
WHL
West First All-Star Team 2018, 2019
Daryl K. (Doc) Seaman Trophy 2018 [3]
Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy 2019, 2020
CHL Defenseman of the Year 2019

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ty Smith at eliteprospects.com.
  2. Chiefs Pick Defenseman Smith First Overall (May 7, 2015). Retrieved on June 23, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Ty Smith Named WHL Scholastic Player of the Year (May 2, 2018). Retrieved on June 23, 2018.
  4. Devils sign defenseman Ty Smith to entry-level contract (August 20, 2018). Retrieved on August 22, 2018.
  5. New Jersey Devils return Ty Smith to Spokane Chiefs (September 28, 2018). Retrieved on October 24, 2018.
  6. Spokane Chiefs name Anderson-Dolan and Smith co-captains for 2018-19 season (October 23, 2018). Retrieved on October 24, 2018.
  7. Chiefs prospect Ty Smith to Captain Canada at 2016 WYOG (February 11, 2016). Retrieved on June 23, 2018.
  8. Smith Added To Team Canada Leadership Group (August 3, 2017). Retrieved on June 23, 2018.

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nico Hischier
New Jersey Devils first round draft pick
2018
Succeeded by
Jack Hughes
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