Veteran Forward Signsed to Offset Loss of Trent Whitfield
September 3, 2010
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Wyatt Smith to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.The 33-year-old Smith is a veteran of 211 NHL games splitting his time between five NHL Teams: the Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche. Last season, Smith skated with AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins totaling 13-35=48 in 76 games played. He also added 70 penalty minutes. Smith signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh in July of 2009.Smith made his NHL debut in the 1999-2000 season, appearing in two games for the Coyotes.
The 5’11”, 205-pound native of Thief River Falls, MN, was originally selected by Phoenix in the ninth round (233rd overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.
*Information gathered from www.bostonbruins.com