Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brandon Smith
Defenseman Brandon Smith played five years with the Portland Winter Hawks where he was twice named a league Second Team All-Star. Despite his success with the 'Hawks, Smith, who was born in Hazelton, British Columbia on February 25th, 1973 went undrafted and eventually signed a free agent deal with the Detroit Red Wings, but not before winning the Top Defenseman trophy in the East Coast Hockey League.

With the Wings Smith never got a chance to play at the NHL level, instead spending all his time with the American Hockey League's Adirondack Red Wings. On August 5th, 1998 Smith signed with the Boston Bruins, and this time he got a chance in the big leagues.

Smith spent three seasons in the Bruins organization and each year he spent some time with the big club. Smith played just five games in Beantown in the 1998-99 season, but got into 22 matches the following year. In 22 games Smith posted two goals and four assists. When the Bruins signed veteran Paul Coffey then acquired defenseman Patrick Traverse early in the 2000-01 season there wasn't any room in Boston for Smith and he was limited to just three games, though he did manage a goal.

With his contract in Boston expired, Smith signed a deal with the San Jose Sharks, but he was unable to crack their roster and spent his season in the AHL. After a year with the Sharks' AHL affiliate in Cleveland, Smith signed as a free agent with the New York Islanders in 2002. He saw action in three games with the Isles that year and spent most of his time with the club's AHL affiliate in Bridgeport. After only one year with the New York Islanders, Smith found himself on the move once again as the Hazelton B.C. native signed with the AHL's Rochester Americans in the summer of 2004. Over two seasons Smith recorded a respectable 59 points with the Amerks but was unsigned by the club following the 2006-07 season. He opted to sign overseas with Berlin in the German League.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 59 2 17 19 16
1990-91 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 17 8 5 13 8
1991-92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 70 12 32 44 63
1992-93 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 20 54 74 38 16 4 9 13 6
1993-94 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 19 63 82 47 10 2 10 12 8
1994-95 Dayton Bombers ECHL 60 16 49 65 57 4 2 3 5 0
1994-95 Minnesota Moose IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14 1 2 3 7 3 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 48 4 13 17 22 3 0 1 1 2
1996-97 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 80 8 26 34 30 4 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 64 9 27 36 26 -19 1 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Boston Bruins NHL 5 0 0 0 0 +2
1998-99 Providence Bruins AHL 72 16 46 62 32 +36 19 1 9 10 12
1999-00 Boston Bruins NHL 22 2 4 6 10 -4
1999-00 Providence Bruins AHL 55 8 30 38 20 -7 14 1 11 12 2
2000-01 Boston Bruins NHL 3 1 0 1 0 -1
2000-01 Providence Bruins AHL 63 11 28 39 30 -12 17 0 5 5 6
2001-02 Cleveland Barons AHL 59 6 29 35 26 -24
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2002-03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 63 9 32 41 37 +10 9 1 3 4 5
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 74 5 23 28 39 -2 7 1 3 4 9
2004-05 Rochester Americans AHL 67 4 14 18 32 -1 8 1 1 2 4
2005-06 Rochester Americans AHL 39 3 11 14 39 0
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 71 9 36 45 54 +9 5 0 2 2 2
2007-08 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 56 7 14 21 34 11 2 8 10 2
2008-09 Eisbaren Berlin Germany 17 1 5 6 8 12 2 3 5 10
2009-10 Straubing Tigers Germany 35 3 5 8 12
NHL Totals 33 3 4 7 10


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1993, 1994)
ECHL First All-Star Team (1995)
ECHL - Defenseman of the Year (1995)
AHL First All-Star Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 22, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 5, 1998. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 23, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 3, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), September 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Berlin (Germany), July 31, 2007.
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