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Jason Smith a.k.a. "Jason Matthew Smith"

Player Facts
  • Position
    D
  • Height
    6'3" / 191 cm
  • Weight
    209 lbs / 95 kg
  • Shoots
    R
  • Status
    Retired

Smith carried on a great junior career after being drafted, winning several accolades. Smith made his NHL debut with the Devils in the 1993-94 season, but missed the majority of the next season because of a knee injury. then moved up to the NHL for good, playing with the Devils until 1997 when he was dealt to the Maple Leafs. After a few years in Toronto, Smith was traded to the Oilers in 1999 and settled in to his new club, becoming the captain.

Known more for his gritty play, Smith continued to be one of the teams leaders both on and off the ice. He was always ready to drop the gloves and stand up for his teammates, although he was not a heavyweight fighter. He was never a top scorer, but his presence in a locker room was very important. Following a year away from NHL hockey due to the lock out year, Smith would lead a surprising Oiler team as captain into the NHL Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. Last two seasons of his career he spent in Philadelphia and Ottawa.

Aside from his World Junior gold medal experience, Smith has gone on to represent his homeland at 2001 World Championships.

Team Staff profile of Jason Smith also available

As a player you could take out frustration or energy by doing something, and as a coach, you have to pass on words and knowledge , Jason Smith 2016
He doesn't really do the one thing that stands out. He just does the right thing every day, Joffrey Lupul 2007
If you watch him play through the years, the way he plays speaks for itself, Derian Hatcher 2007
Jason has been one of the best leaders in the game. He has everything in him to be a good captain, Simon Gagne 2007
We have to be ready to play every night and playing at a high level and executing well, Jason Smith 2007
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 Calgary Canucks AJHL 45 3 15 18 69 |
Regina Pats WHL 2 0 0 0 7 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0 2
1991-92 Regina Pats WHL 62 9 29 38 138 |
1992-93 Regina Pats “C” WHL 64 14 52 66 175 | Playoffs 13 4 8 12 39
Utica Devils AHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 2
Canada U20 WJC-20 7 1 3 4 10 3 |
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 41 0 5 5 43 7 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 7 -1
Albany River Rats AHL 20 6 3 9 31 7 |
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -3 |
Albany River Rats AHL 7 0 2 2 15 5 | Playoffs 11 2 2 4 19 0
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 64 2 1 3 86 5 |
1996-97 New Jersey Devils NHL 57 1 2 3 38 -8 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 0 5 5 16 -4 |
1997-98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 3 13 16 100 -5 |
1998-99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 60 2 11 13 40 -9 |
Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 1 1 2 11 0 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1 4 0
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers “A” NHL 80 3 11 14 60 16 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1 4 0
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers “A” NHL 82 5 15 20 120 14 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 6 -3
Canada WC 7 1 0 1 4 0 |
2001-02 Edmonton Oilers “C” NHL 74 5 13 18 103 14 |
2002-03 Edmonton Oilers “C” NHL 68 4 8 12 64 5 | Playoffs 6 0 0 0 19 -2
2003-04 Edmonton Oilers “C” NHL 68 7 12 19 98 13 |
2004-05 Did not play |
2005-06 Edmonton Oilers “C” NHL 76 4 13 17 84 1 | Playoffs 24 1 4 5 16 5
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers “C” NHL 82 2 9 11 103 -13 |
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 77 1 9 10 86 -4 | Playoffs 17 0 2 2 4 -4
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 63 1 0 1 47 -3 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2012-13 Ottawa Senators NHL Team Consultant Scouting & Development Consultant
2013-14 Ottawa Senators NHL Team Consultant Scouting & Development Consultant
2014-15 Ottawa Senators NHL Asst. Coach
2015-16 Ottawa Senators NHL Asst. Coach
2016-17 Kelowna Rockets WHL Head Coach
2017-18 Kelowna Rockets WHL Head Coach
2018-19 Kelowna Rockets WHL Head Coach Fired on October 22, 2018
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 27 6 5 11 0.41 46 12 | 12 2 2 4 0.33 21 0
AJHL 45 3 15 18 0.40 69 0 |
NHL 1008 41 128 169 0.17 1099 26 | 68 1 10 11 0.16 60 -5
WC 7 1 0 1 0.14 4 0 |
WHL 128 23 81 104 0.81 320 0 | 17 4 8 12 0.71 41 0
WJC-20 7 1 3 4 0.57 10 3 |
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
09/02/2009
09/02/2009 Confirmed Ottawa Senators Retired
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Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Edmonton Oilers

Cult/Star player for Regina Pats

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
- 2009-09-02 • Announced his retirement
- 2008-07-08 • Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract
- 2007-07-01 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers w/ J. Lupul for J. Pitkänen, G. Sanderson, '09 3rd rounder (C. Abney)
- 2004-09-15 • Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a four-year contract
- 2003-07-26 • Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract
- 1999-03-23 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers for a 1999 4th rounder (J. Zion), 2000 2nd rounder (K. Vernarsky)
- 1997-02-25 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs w/ S. Sullivan, rights to A. McCauley for D. Ellett, D. Gilmour, 1999 3rd rounder (A. Lakos)


Missed majority of 1994-95 due to knee injury suffered in practice, November 5, 1994

He and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters, Jordan and Britney.

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