Ben Smith Joins Colorado Avalanche

Smith split last season between San Jose and Toronto. The Colorado Avalanche announced today that they have signed Ben Smith to a one-year contract. Smith is a 2010 graduate of Boston College and was an important part of BC's 2008 and 2010 NCAA Championship teams. He had his best college season as a sophomore, scoring 25 goals and recording 25 assists. The Avalanche will be Smith...
Via BC Interruption
11 days ago

Ben Smith, journeyman right wing, signs with Colorado Avalanche

Bolstering depth in the organization and perhaps on the NHL roster, the Avalanche Tuesday signed right wing Ben Smith to a one-year, two-way deal. Smith, 28, has split his professional career between the NHL and the American Hockey League, and has 27 goals and 23 assists in 197 NHL games with Chicago, San Jose and Toronto. Raised in Avon, Conn., Smith played four seasons at Boston...
Via The Denver Post
11 days ago

Avs Sign Ben Smith

While they may be without a coach, the Colorado Avalanche aren’t done rounding out their roster. Tuesday, they announced the signing of free agent forward Ben Smith to a one-year contract. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Smith has bounced around a good deal over the last few seasons, spending time with the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks and Toronto Maple Leafs, while...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

San Jose Sharks: What it will take to change morale

Ben Smith Scarred by the way the season ended last year, the San Jose Sharks hoped storm back into this season strong. After throwing around the term “rebuild” during the 2013-14 off-season, Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, quietly limited his moves to adding physicality (via the likes of John Scott) rather than making cuts to San Jose’s core group. The average age of...
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Trade Fan-Favorite, Crucial Penalty Killer to San Jose

Well this is just in, the Blackhawks have traded fan-favorite, elite penalty killer Ben Smith to the San Jose Sharks. Ben Smith has been dealt to San Jose. Not sure yet on return for Chicago — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) March 2, 2015 It is now known the Blackhawks will receive fourth line center Andrew Desjardins as compensation for Smith. A head scratcher if you ask me...
Via Sports Mockery
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks’ penalty kill success

It’s been a very successful season thus far for the Chicago Blackhawks. They currently lead the NHL in goal differential with a +39. One of the main factors in this success is their penalty killing ability. As a whole, the penalty kill unit currently ranks 1st in the NHL, killing off 90.5% of the power plays that they face. To put this in perspective, the next best NHL team in...
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Sign Ben Smith, Antti Raanta To 2 Year Deals

Before the NHL Draft starts on Friday, the Blackhawks have been busy. The Hawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Ben Smith and goaltender Antti Raanta on two-year contract extensions, which run through the end of the 2015-16 season. Of … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Sign Ben Smith, Antti Raanta To 2 Year Deals appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks choke in third period to lose Game 2

Laughable. Lethargic. Horrendous.  Those are a few ways to describe the performance the Chicago Blackhawks put on in the third period of tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith had an early goal in game 2, but it couldn’t carry the Hawks over the Kings The Hawks played the first 40 minutes like it would be their last. They shot, they...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith's goal with 3.7 seconds left lifts Chicago past Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ben Smith tapped in a rebound with 3.7 seconds left on a wild scrum to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. With time running out, Duncan Keith threw the puck on net and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky blocked it with his arm but it popped out of his reach. While he and two teammates scrambled to get to the loose...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Great 28, Ben Smith Spotlight

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – Every hockey fan has heard of the “great eight” out in Washington, but we have one right here in Chicago. Not the “great eight”, the great 28. He goes by the name of Ben Smith and throughout his Hawks career he has been a steady and reliable presence and it’s about time we notice him. He’s had huge moments, clutch goals and filled in to...
Via Sports Mockery
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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