Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Ben Smith
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BenSmith
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 199
BIRTHDATE: 07/11/1988
AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Winston-Salem, NC, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2008-169 overall

CAREER

2012-13:
Split time between the Blackhawks and the American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs … Netted one goal in his only regular-season appearance with Chicago on April 27 at STL … Skated in one Stanley Cup Playoffs game … Recorded career highs in nearly every statistical category in 54 regular-season games with Rockford … Ranked second on the club and 12th in the league with 27 goals … Shared the team lead with a +17 plus/minus rating … Set an IceHogs single-season record with eight game-winning goals … Netted his first career hat trick and added an assist on April 12 vs. Chicago … Named Rockford’s Unsung Hero.

2011-12: Split time between the Blackhawks and the IceHogs … Notched two goals in 13 regular-season appearances with the Blackhawks … Registered 31 points (15G, 16A) and a +2 rating in 38 games with the IceHogs … Missed 14 AHL games (March 15-April 14) due to injury.

2010-11: Split the season between the Blackhawks and Rockford … Netted one goal and accrued a +1 rating in six regular-season tilts with Chicago in his NHL debut … Recorded his first NHL point (1G) on April 8 at DET … Made his NHL debut on Oct. 29 vs. EDM … Tallied three goals in seven postseason appearances vs. VAN in the Western Conference Quarterfinals … Recorded the first multi-point game of his NHL career, posting two goals in Game 2 at VAN on April 15 … Netted the game-winner in overtime of Game 6 on April 24 vs. VAN to force Game 7… Ranked second on the IceHogs with 19 goals and eighth with 31 points (19G, 12A) in 63 regular-season contests.

2009-10:
Skated in three games with Rockford, tallying one assist … Served as an alternate captain for Hockey East’s Boston College and helped the Eagles to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship … Shared third on the club with 16 goals and ranked fourth with 37 points in 42 games as a senior … Was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Tournament after notching six points (3G, 3A) in four contests.

2008-09:
Appeared in all 37 games, tying for sixth on the club with 17 points (6G, 11A).

2007-08: Helped Boston College capture the 2008 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, appearing in all 44 games during his sophomore year … Ranked second on the club with 25 goals and third with 50 points … Named to the Frozen Four’s All-Tournament Team after tallying five points (2G, 3A) in two games … Tallied three multi-goal games, including his first collegiate career hat trick on Dec. 1 at Boston University.

2006-07: Skated in all 42 games, racking up 18 points (10G, 8A), while helping the team reach the 2007 NCAA Championship game … Earned the club’s Outstanding Freshman Award … Recorded 10 points (4G, 6A) in eight postseason tilts, including four multi-point games … Netted his first collegiate point with a goal on Nov. 17 at Northeastern.