Ben Smith
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
BIRTHDATE: 07/11/1988
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Winston-Salem, NC, USA
DRAFTED: CHI: 2008-169 overall
Notched career highs in all offensive categories during the 2013-14 regular season, including games played (75), goals (14), assists (12) and points (26) … Skated in a regular-season career-high 18:42 on March 18, 2014 at PHI ... Posted a career-long three-game goal and point streak (3G) from April 3-6 ... Recorded a postseason career-best four goals, two assists and six points in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs … Two-time NCAA champion with Boston College (2008, 2010) ... Won the Stanley Cup in 2013 with Chicago.
2013-14: Recorded 26 points (14G, 12A) in 75 regular-season games with Chicago, setting NHL career highs in all offensive categories … Scored the game-deciding goal in the 11th round of the shootout (tied for the longest in franchise history) on Nov. 29 at DAL ... Notched a regular-season career high with two points (1G, 1A) on March 16 vs. DET … Skated in a career-high 18:42 of ice time on March 18 at PHI … Posted a career-long three-game goal and point streak (3G) from April 3-6 ... Recorded six points (4G, 2A) in a career-most 19 Stanley Cup Playoffs games … Set career highs in goals, assists and points … Notched a playoff career-high 27 shots on goal … Registered a postseason career-high 15:14 of average ice time.

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.

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.

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.