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Wyatt Smith
Wyatt Smith
Center
Number: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 13, 1977
Birthplace: Thief River Falls, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent, Aug. 20, 2007.
Drafted: PHX / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (233rd overall)
Career
2007-08:
Split the 2007-08 season between the Colorado Avalanche and the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)…Was on Colorado’s opening night roster and played in 25 of the team’s first 26 games…Totaled three assists with the Avalanche…Reassigned to Lake Erie on Dec. 5…Recorded 35 points (17g/18a) in 40 games with the Monsters…Served as Lake Erie’s captain…Finished third on the club in points-per-game (0.88) and ranked second with three game-winning goals…Recalled from Lake Erie on April 13. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in one playoff contest with the Avalanche, Game Four (CSF) vs. Detroit on May 1. 2006-07: Appeared in a career-high 61 games with the Minnesota Wild…Totaled six points (3g/3a) and 16 penalty minutes…Minnesota was 4-1 when Smith notched a point…Logged a season-high 15:58 of ice time and posted an assist on Nov. 22 at Montreal…Tallied his first goal of the season on Feb. 22 at Colorado…Recorded his first-career multi-goal game in the regular-season finale on April 7 vs. St. Louis. PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup playoffs debut, appearing in four of the Wild’s five playoff games (no points). 2005-06: Split the season between the New York Islanders and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers…Skated in 42 games with the Islanders and recorded a career-high eight assists (0g/8a)…Totaled 29 points (13g/16a) in 39 games with Bridgeport. 2004-05: Played in 69 games with the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) in his final season with the Predators organization…Finished fourth on the team with 47 points (19g/28a)…Recorded 89 penal-ty minutes and a +4 rating…Added five points (1g/4a) in seven AHL playoff contests. 2003-04: Appeared in 18 games for the Nashville Predators and 40 games with Milwaukee…Recorded four points (3g/1a) and a +2 rating with Nashville…Skated in 22 playoff contests with Milwaukee and totaled 12 points (5g/7a) as the Admirals won the Calder Cup. 2002-03: Had one goal in 11 games with the Predators…Finished third on Milwaukee in goals (24) and points (51) and fourth in assists (27)…Added one goal in four playoff contests. 2001-02: Spent the majority of the season with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) but also played in 10 games with the Phoenix Coyotes (no points)…Ranked second on the Falcons in goals (23), assists (32) and points (55). 2000-01: Established a career high with 10 points (3g/7a) while appear-ing in 42 games for the Phoenix Coyotes…Earned a +7 rating for the season…Notched his first NHL assist/point on Oct. 5 vs. St. Louis…Scored first NHL goal Oct. 24 at Calgary…Tallied first career short-handed goal on Dec. 2 vs. Dallas. 1999-00: Made his NHL debut at the end of the 1999-00 season, playing two games for the Phoenix Coyotes…Appeared in his first NHL game April  7 vs. San Jose…Spent the majority of the season in Springfield, where he recorded 40 points (14g/26a) in 60 games.

College
Played four seasons (1995-99) at the University of Minnesota (WCHA)…Totaled 129 points (67g/62a) in 152 career games…Named to the All-WCHA Third Team during his senior season (1998-99) after recording 23 goals and 20 assists.

Personal
Resides in Warroad, Minn., during the offseason…Lists the Minnesota Twins as his favorite non-hockey team…Lists John F. Kennedy as the person he would most like to meet…Wyatt’s first job was delivering newspapers…Lists the Bahamas as his favorite vacation spot.
 
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