Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Before the puck dropped in Saturday's matinee game between the Flyers and the Bruins, it was revealed that the winner of the annual Seventh Player Award was winger Reilly Smith. The award, as always, is voted on by the fans and given to the Bruins player who most exceeded expectations throughout the course of the year. In his first full-season in the NHL and his first with the Bruins, Smith has posted 19 goals (fifth on the team) and 30 assists (tied for fourth) for 49 total points (fifth on the team). Certainly some impressive numbers considering how many saw Smith to be a throw-in to the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson trade that wen't down over the summer. Smitty took home the hardware (and the new Jeep) (via bostonglobe.com)Smith was a revelation for the Bruins through the first four months of the season, as he scored 15 goals playing on the second line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. When injuries to Loui Eriksson kept him out of action for extended periods of time,...

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