Friday, September 3, 2010

Bruins Sign Wyatt Smith

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.

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