Flashback Friday: Danny Smith

Danny Smith was a member of the Crusaders organization for three full seasons.

Over those three seasons with the organization, Smith recorded 138 points on 62 goals and 76 assists in 176 games played. His best offensive season came in his second year with the team. That year, Smith finished up as almost a point per game player scoring 59 points in 60 games. That same year, he was named the Crusaders playoff MVP after they went crashing out against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the second round. Smith scored 10 points on that playoff run. The following year, the Edmonton natives efforts were rewarded by getting the letter “A” stitched onto his jersey. He proved to the coaching staff that they were right in putting him a captain's rolling finishing first on the team in points. Unfortunately for Smith and the Crusaders, the team, once again, could not make it past the semi final stage of the playoffs.

The 2013-14 season saw Danny Smith wearing a different jersey, the jersey of Rochester Institute of Technology. He made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Colgate then scored his first goal soon after vs St. Lawrence. His rookie season also saw him be named the Atlantic Hockey Association Rookie of the Week.

His second season, much like when he was with the Crusaders, was his best offensive year scoring 15 points in 40 games. Smith also saw another award come his way this time the Atlantic Hockey Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

Injuries restricted him from playing as often as he would have liked, allowing him to play in only 23 games. Due to the injuries and limited games, he was only able to register six points.

His fourth and final seasons saw him get over the injury bug and play in 35 games. He came close to cracking his career high in points but fell just short scoring 14.

Danny Smith is a young hockey player who has the potential to have a promising career. We are looking forward to seeing what success he endures both on and off the ice.